Damiano Cunego

Italy?s Damiano Cunego has extended his contract with the Lampre-Fondital team and will be the team?s stage race and hilly classics team leader until the end of 2008. The 2004 Giro d?Italia winner had a series of offers from the likes of T-Mobile, Quick Step, Liquigas and Milram but after negotiations decided to stay with Lampre.

Cunego began training for 2007 on November 23 and signed his new contract during the recent Lampre training camp in Italy. He will make his 2007 season debut at the Ruta del Sol next year and then aim to do well in the Ardennes classics before focusing on the Giro d?Italia.

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