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Contentpolis-Murcia announces stagiaire riders

Javier Chacón will get a chance

Javier Chacón will get a chance (Image credit: Antonio J. Salmerón)

By Antonio J. Salmerón

The Spanish elite riders Javier Chacón, Francisco Torrella and Pedro José Vera will be stagiaire riders for the Pro Continental Contentpolis-Murcia team from August until the end of the season. The three have been racing for the U-23 and elite Cafemax-Contentpolis-Murcia, getting good results. They also have raced with the Spanish National Team.

"We wanted to test some of the U-23 and elite riders before finishing the season because all of them need to have an opportunity in professional cycling. Chacón, Torrella and Vera will debut in August, when we have some interesting races for them. Once the season has finished, we will take a decision; that is, they could be incorporated to the pro-continental team for 2009," the Contentpolis-Murcia's director, Manuel López, explained to Cyclingnews.

Chacón won the Trofeo Diputación de Pontevedra, one of the elite races in the Copa de España. Apart from that, he has also collected several medals in national time trial and track events.

Torrella led the Copa de España in 2007, after winning the XXIII Memorial Rodríguez Iguanzo, and recently finished second in the Vuelta a Cartagena (U-23 and elite). He won the stage three time trial.

Vera recently won the first stage of the Vuelta a Segovia (U-23 and elite), and is an accomplished track rider.

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