Simon Spilak extends with Lampre-Farnese Vini for two more years
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Simon Spilak extends with Lampre-Farnese Vini for two more years

by VeloNation Press at 9:10 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
 

Simon SpilakThe Lampre-Farnese Vini team announced today that they have extended Simon Spilak's contract with the team for two more years.  The talented Slovenian will now be riding for the Italian squad until the end of 2012.

"Simon is a top quality cyclist, as he has shown in these past three seasons on our team," explained team manager Giuseppe Saronni.  "We are happy that he'll be on the team for the next two years because it will be rewarding follow along with him on his path to watch him mature as a cyclist."

The 24 year old has ridden for Lampre since 2008, after beginning his professional career on the Adria Mobil team in 2005.  Spilak secured his biggest result to date at this year's Tour of Romandie, where he initially finished second, but was handed the overall victory upon the suspension of Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne).  His performance there also earned him the title of best young rider in the race.  Last year Spilak won stage three of his home Tour, and finished an impressive 9th in the Tour of Flanders in 2008 at only 22 years of age.

Spilak was happy to stay with the Italian formation, and said he feels comfortable with the setup. "Lampre-Farnese Vini's management and sponsors have always supported me, and so I welcomed the proposal of the contract extension," he explained.

Earlier this week the team also extended German sprinter Danilo Hondo's contract for two years following his strong early season performances.

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