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Spain?s Alejandro Valverde has opted to stay with Caisse d?Epargne after the team offered him a four year deal worth of a total of £6 million.

Valverde had been tempted by T-Mobile?s higher offer of a three-year deal worth £2 million a year but after Caisse d?Epargne came close to matching the T-Mobile offer, he decided to stay in Spain with the team that helped him win the ProTour title in 2006.

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