Julich extends with Team CSC

Bobby Julich (CSC)

Bobby Julich (CSC) (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)

Bobby Julich has extended his contract with Team CSC for one more year according to team-csc.com. At 35, he will be one of the veterans on the squad. In 2007, he finished second overall in the Sachsen Tour International and fourth in the Tour of California this year. As a strong time trialist, Julich came fifth in the USA Cycling Professional Time Trial Championships. In 2004, he was the bronze medallist at the Olympic Games.

"I'm happy with my extension, because I think I still have a lot to contribute to the team," said Julich. "Also I'm still motivated to get results, but most of all I really wanna be there for the young riders. We have a fantastic team with some huge talents and I'm proud to help them on their way. At the same time I think that I'm still very much able to compete at top level and stay up front in some of the big races. I haven't made the decision about when to end my career yet, but I'm proud to be able to be a part of the worlds best cycling team for another year – a team which is also known for its sizeable effort in the fight against doping."

Team manager Bjarne Riis called Julich an ambassador for the team and predicted better results in 2008 following an injury-plagued year in 2007.

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