Rujano with new team

Former Caisse d'Epargne rider José Rujano has officially signed with Gobernación del Zulia ­ Alcaldía de Maracaibo, a team in Venezuela. Rujano signed the three-year contract on Thursday.

After weeks of negotiating, Rujano will now be able to ride the 2009 Vuelta al Táchira. The 26-year-old is currently in his hometown, in Santa Cruz de Mora. Next week he will join his teammates and receive his training programme.

His debut with the team will be in the Giro Andino.

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