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Egoi Martínez returns to Euskaltel

By Antonio J. Salmerón

Egoi Martínez will return to Euskaltel-Euskadi after two years with Discovery Channel. The 29 year-old Spaniard did not have a contract after the team managed by Johan Bruyneel found itself without a sponsor for 2008.

"Even if I have not had much time to assimilate, when I signed, it was very special for me. Really, I feel great because I have passed a lot of time with [the team]. There is a great atmosphere in Euskaltel-Euskadi, and that makes everything better," Martínez explained.

"I think that I have learned a lot of important things with Discovery Channel," he added of his 2006 and 2007 seasons with the USA-based team.

"I want to be strong in three-week races. I will have to do as well as possible. In addition, I will have to take my chances when they come, and we must be prepared. I will start my seventh season as a professional, so I will have to use my experience and the maturity gained up until now," he concluded.

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