Oscar Pereiro joins Astana

One year deal for 2006 Tour winner

Spain's Oscar Pereiro, a former Tour de France winner, has signed a one-year contract with Astana, the Kazakh team announced on Tuesday.

The move will allow Pereiro to join up with compatriot Alberto Contador, who is the reigning Tour de France champion.

Pereiro, 32, had been with Spanish team Caisse d'Epargne since 2006.

He will join up with his new team-mates at their training camp in Pisa, Italy on Wednesday.

The Spaniard's biggest victory came when he was awarded the 2006 Tour de France after America's Floyd Landis had his victory in the race overturned due to doping violations.

© AFP 2009

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