Sørensen signs for three years

Team CSC has announced the extension of Chris Anker Sørensen's contract with the Danish outfit. The Dane's contract has been extended by three years, seeing Sørensen stay with the outfit until 2010. "It's only natural for us to extend Chris' contract, because he's really impressed in his first season as a pro," said team owner Bjarne Riis. "He's a big talent and he's already able to compete in the toughest races. His abilities as a climber are obvious to anyone and he's also proved to be a valuable and loyal helper as well as a great team mate.

The 23 year-old finished second in the Deutschland Tour's young riders' competition and the Tour de Romandie's mountains competition last season. The youngster rode for Team Desgina Køkken during 2006 before moving to Team CSC last season. "I have no doubt that he has the potential to be at the very top in the biggest stage races," added Riis.

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