Vázquez, Palomares to Grupo Nicolás Mateos-Murcia

By Antonio J. Salmerón

The promising young rider Manuel Vázquez, who made his debut in professional cycling in 2006 with Andalucía-Cajasur, has reached a verbal agreement for the next season with the Grupo Nicolás Mateos-Murcia, which will be in the Pro-Continental category in 2008. Vázquez, born in Granada (Andalucía) in 1981, took his first professional victory in the Vuelta a La Rioja in 2006. This season Vázquez won the overall in the Vuelta al Alentejo in Portugal.

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.