Tinkoff "ecstatic" with Vuelta invitation

Team Tinkoff Credit Systems is "ecstatic" to have been invited to participate in the 2008 Vuelta a España, its second Grand Tour of the year. "Tinkoff is a team composed of young riders, who are devoted to their sport, and they still have much to learn; however, the organisers of the Vuelta have deemed us worthy to race the most important race on the Spanish calendar, which is one of the most beautiful and important cycling events in the world," said team General Manager Stefano Feltrin.

It will be the Italian Professional Continental team's first appearance in the Spanish race. "We at Tinkoff are ecstatic to have been selected to participate," Feltrin said. "Despite the youth of the Tinkoff riders, they have illustrated skill and talent beyond their years during the Classics campaign. Following the Classics performance, and what we expect from the team at the Giro d'Italia, the team will be prepared to exhibit the same tenacity at the Vuelta."

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