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Pereiro, Astana OK one-year deal

Updated: December 9, 2009, 8:06 AM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Former Tour de France champion Oscar Pereiro has agreed to a one-year deal to ride for Astana in 2010.

The Spanish cyclist will join the Kazakh team's training camp in Pisa, Italy, on Thursday, where he will be united with defending Tour champion Alberto Contador.

Pereiro, who won the 2006 Tour after Floyd Landis was stripped of the title due to a positive doping test, said Wednesday that if the deal hadn't gone through, his only other option was retirement.

"There ...

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