Pereiro will extend contract with team but Caisse d'Epargne debates involvement

Pereiro set to extend

Pereiro set to extend (Image credit: Gregor Brown)

By Monika Prell

Oscar Pereiro will extend his contract with Team Caisse d'Epargne. After days of negotiations, Pereiro preferred to stay with his current squad and passed on other teams, like Karpin-Galicia. According to Marca, Pereiro will wait to sign the papers until after the Vuelta a España.

Meanwhile, Caisse d'Epargne is considering stopping its sponsorship of Abarca Sport, the society that belongs to Eusebio Unzúe and José Miguel Echavarri. Caisse d'Epargne will have a meeting in Paris today where it will decide about a possible departure.

Oscar Pereiro commented on the Alejandro Valverde situation. "If they really have evidence against him ... they should have said something. ... If I remember well, they incriminated Valverde last year and the [Spanish] Superior Sport Council denied it. It's evident that in the foreign countries they even don't believe our government, and I think that at the end it should be the government that has to find a solution."

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