Great Britain’s Andy Fenn will make his grand tour debut when he lines up for Omega Pharma-QuickStep at the Vuelta a España on Saturday. The 23-year-old Scot, who rides for the same Belgian team as Mark Cavendish, has been given the opportunity to ride in the three-week race, the year’s final grand tour, alongside the world time-trial champion Tony Martin of Germany.
Cavendish rode in the year’s first two grand tours, the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, and takes a break as QuickStep target stage victories through other riders. The race begins in Vilanova de Arousa in north-western Spain with a team time-trial – also a target for QuickStep – and concludes in Madrid on 15 September.
Meanwhile, the 34-year-old American Danny Pate, who joined Team Skyat the start of the 2012 season, has extended his contract. “I like my position on the team,” Pate said. “It’s not the team leader spot – that’s just not what I am. I enjoy what I do and I’m happy that the team values the work I do for them.
“We’re the No1 team in the world right now. The guys don’t just rest on that. The team is always moving forward and trying to find the next improvement.”
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source: The Guardian By Press Association