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by Mark Zalewski
November 15, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Savio promises legal action after being cleared in ‘pay and ride’ investigation; Former pro who injected son with steroids given lifetime ban; Mikel Landa to lead Sky at Giro; Beñat Intxausti ready to restart in 2017; Georgia Baker completes ORICA-AIS 2017 roster; Caja Rural-Seguros RGA signs Page, extends with Arroyo; Marc Sergeant reflects on highs and lows of 2016; Dutch track riders threaten federation over future of coach; Van Avermaet undergoes surgery from MTB crash; Meares named as third Gold Coast 2018 ambassador; Superprestige Gavere highlights; Happy birthday Bernard Hinault.
Caja Rural-Seguros RGA has signed young Swiss sprint talent Dylan Page and extended with veteran racer David Arroyo. The 23-year-old Page comes from the now defunct Team Roth and has shown his ability to contend in the sprints, finishing third at the Trofeo Playa de Palma in February, behind Andre Greipel and Nacer Bouhanni.
David Arroyo wins a combativity award in Alto de l’Anguliru.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to take a step forward in my career,” said Page. “Caja Rural-Seguros RGA is the second largest team in Spain, has a large team of riders and gives me the chance to race in the major races on the calendar.
“This has been my first season in the professional ranks and I think it has been a good year for me. I’ve gotten some good results and I could gain experience for the future. Now I want to help my new team and show what I have inside. I hope to grow as a rider and show my speed in the sprints.”
Arroyo brings his wealth of experience to the team after 16 seasons as a professional, and is in place with the team in a teaching role for riders like Page.
“I am very happy to continue racing with Caja Rural-Seguros RGA,” he said. “It was a bittersweet season with a very good start to the year, which could not continue because I was affected by health problems. It is very rewarding to help and teach young people, and working for the team to ride in as many races as possible. I also like race some events well on a personal level, it’s always good for morale and hope to keep doing what one likes.”