Thursday, August 23, 2012

Nieve re-ups with Euskaltel

















Despite rumours to the contrary, Mikel Nieve has decided to extend his stay with Euskaltel 'till the end of 2015.

Trustworthy Basque journalist Alain Laiseka of Deia, who knows the team like the back of his own hand, is the one who carries the news. Reportedly Nieve has agreed to stay with Galdeano and co. for another three years, joining the likes of Samuel Sánchez, Igor Antón and the Izagirres in tying their futures to the WorldTour outfit.

Nieve teamed up with the orange squad back in 2009 after a year with Orbea, and has since then established himself as one of the team's most high-profile and consistent performers.
 
If Laiseka's report turns out to be true, it's still to be confirmed by the team mind you, it makes El Periodico journo Sergi López-Egea look bad. López-Egea took to Twitter a few days back to announce the "breaking news" that Nieve had signed for Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank, which now transpires to be wide off the mark. The same man also brought the news back in May that Mikel Landa had signed a deal with Movistar - which he of course hasn't. Along with BiciCiclismo's erroneous reports of Durán signing with Movistar and Bennati going to Saxo Bank, it seems "silly season", to borrow a much-used expression from the world of football, is well and truly underway.

8 comments:

Josh Buehner said...

THANK. GOD! Nieve for la Vuelta 2013!

Kristof said...

Would be great great news! And indeed makes that one journalist looking totally ridiculous. Also Radioshack should have been interested. Isn't it strange a man who alomost lost his prof contract two years ago now is wanted by almost every important team?

Colin said...

time to start and build a strong team around him 6 or 7 lads to go with him to all the races he does is the way forward

Magnus said...

Indeed RadioShack were interested one source has it.

Agree Colin, give him the same support as Antón I'd say!

Colin said...

i would have the same riders every time a mini team within a team

racejunkie said...

Hooray! I am getting so tired of bigger teams poaching all of Euskaltel's talent. Looking forward to watching him grow!

racejunkie said...

Hooray! I am getting so tired of bigger teams poaching all of Euskaltel's talent. Looking forward to watching him grow!

Anonymous said...

Nieve as leader with Anton as super domestique!! That would be my plan.

 

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