News shorts: Niemiec renews with Lampre-Merida; Wanty drops Leukemans, adds McNally

Przemyslaw Niemiec has reached an agreement with Lampre-Merida to extend his contract with the Italian squad through the end of the 2017 season. The veteran Polish rider made his WorldTour debut with the team in 2011 after nine years on Continental Italian squads. He won a stage in the 2014 Vuelta a Espana, but crashed out of this year's race on stage 2.

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