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Perdiguero reconsiders retirement

By Antonio J. Salmerón

Phonak rider Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero has reconsidered his plan to retire at the end of the season and now intends to continue for another two years. The rider made the announcement after he abandoned the Vuelta after stage 5.

"I have two more years left of my contract with Phonak, I will continue training," said Perdiguero.

Perdiguero stood by his earlier comments on the stress and persecution that riders face with relation to doping in the aftermath of the Floyd Landis and Operacion Puerto drug scandals. "We underwent authentic attacks against our dignity, things that any person should not have to put up with. Cyclists have to support each other."

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