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Casero denies retirement plans

Contrary to previous reports, Ángel Luis Casero (Comunidad Valenciana) will not retire from professional cycling after this season, but continue to race in 2006 as well. The Spaniard assured that he did not think of hanging up the bike at all.

"I was travelling, came back this morning and they told me this information came from the team," a surprised Casero told Spanish Marca. "But I never said anything." The 33 year-old affirmed that he was looking forward to the next season. "I still want to win one more race or one more stage. I'm not finished, but what happens is that after winning the Vuelta a España [in 2001 - ed.], expectations are very high so everything you do after that has no value."

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