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Gonzalez de Galdeano takes up new team post, Casero wants meeting with team to discuss 'retirement',

Gonzalez de Galdeano takes up new team post, Casero wants meeting with team to discuss 'retirement',


Recently retired Liberty Seguros rider Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano is set to take up a new position with the Euskaltel team. The Basque now ex-pro will work as right-hand man to team manager Miguel Madariaga, with responsibility for the team's technical management and planning. Julian Gorospe remains in his position as the team's director on the road.

Gonzalez de Galdeano received a similar offer from Liberty boss Manolo Saiz, but opted to join the team where he started as a pro in 1995. The new position also fits in with his aim to study for a business qualification.

- Angel Casero has once again expressed his displeasure after his Comunitat Valenciana team announced his retirement without his knowledge and while he was on holiday in Egypt. Casero told the Levante paper in his home Valencian region that he has no intention of retiring until the end of next year and had been hoping to meet with the CV management to discuss a one-year deal. He is still hoping for a meeting, but now wants to discuss why the news of his 'retirement' was released. Casero is confident that he can find a team that will offer him a one-year deal, but admitted that he would have to consider retirement if offers do not turn out to be forthcoming.

- Cofidis have confirmed their roster for next season and announced the signing of an Australian rider. It is not the highly experienced Stuart O'Grady, who has indicated he was hoping to find a way back into Cofidis after the collapse of the Sony Ericsson team, but youngster Chris Sutton. He comes the French team's 30th rider.

- Finally, British rider Brian Gort has been in touch to tell us about his new site that aims to provide training routes and potential training partners across the UK. The site is in its infancy at the moment, but is growing quickly. You can find Brian's site at

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