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Peña to Unibet.com for two years

By Gregor Brown

Colombian Victor Hugo Peña has signed a two year contract with Unibet.com, according to Team Manager Jacques Hanegraaf. The 32 year-old will leave Phonak when the team disbands at the end of this season and ride for the Belgian squad in 2007 and 2008. Unibet.com is expected to receive a ProTour license starting in 2007.

Peña, pro since 1997, came to attention with his time trail win in the 2000 Giro d'Italia while riding for Vitalicio Seguros. The following year he signed with US Postal, where the Colombian spent the next four seasons with the American team, including 2003, where he wore the Tour de France leader's maillot jaune for three days.

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