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Zubeldia gives his Astana debut in France

Spanish cyclist Haimar Zubeldia will do his first race for his new Astana team at the Tour du Haut Var in France (February 21-22). Zubeldia moved from Euskaltel-Euskadi to Astana at the end of last season.

Zubeldia will wear number 51 in the race in Southern France. "I think I am going well, I have trained all winter without any mishaps, but it is the first race of the season and of course I have no references," Zubeldia said.

Zubeldia will race Haut Var for the first time, but he knows a little bit about the race. "It is an event with a certain difficulty, due to its undulating terrain and the constant ups and downs. It will also be cold."

The next races for Zubeldia are the Giro de Cerdeña (February 24-28) and the GP Lugano on March 1.

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