Rubiera to Astana

The migration from Team Discovery Channel to Team Astana continues, with Jose Luis 'Chechu' Rubiera being the latest to make the move. According to, the Spaniard has just signed a one-year deal with the Kazakh sponsored team. "I spoke to Johan [Bruyneel] yesterday, and signed the deal," he told the website. "I am very excited. I will start training again today. The training camp is in December, in Valencia."

At the new Astana team, the 34 year-old will join manager Johan Bruyneel and directeurs sportif Sean Yates and Viatcheslav Ekimov, as well as former Discovery team-mates Alberto Contador, Levi Leipheimer, Jani Brajkovic, Benjamin Noval, Sergio Paulinho and Tomas Vaitkus. Rubiera had been waiting a long time to get a contract for next season, fearing he would remain jobless.

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