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Merger possible for Tecos & Extremadura

By Antonio J. Salmerón

The professional continental team Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara of Mexico may be merging with the Spanish professional continental Extremadura – Ciclismo Solidario team for 2009 according to Extremadura Cycling, a website with ties to the Spanish squad.

The deal could benefit both outfits as the Mexican squad, which is busy these days contesting the Vuelta a Chihuahua, might better serve its interests by taking part in the European calendar while the Extremadura-Cycling Solidario squad is looking for a sponsor to ensure its continuation.

Extremadura recently participated in the Tour of Mexico, thereby strengthening ties between the two teams. In addition, the Mexican Tecos squad had previously tried to merge, albeit unsuccessfully, with American teams. A new, combined team would likely operate under the name "Tecos-Extremadura".

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