Team CSC Saxo Bank has extended the contract with 23-year old Anders Lund. The Danish talent began his career as a professional rider with the team the year before last and has now had his contract extended for another year.

"Anders still has great potential and we'd like to keep him around and help him evolve. He's still got his first pro victory ahead of him, but I know he's a major talent, who can go far - so it's only a matter of time. He managed to get through a tough Giro d'Italia fine this year and I think it has helped toughen him up and also provided him with important experience and these two things in combination might help him on his way to achieving the results his talent warrants," says Bjarne Riis.

"I'm really happy to have my contract extended and I look forward to improving my game even further in order to achieve some great results. I've been through an important learning process and I'm extremely motivated to live up to the faith the team has shown in me by extending my contract. Now I'll have to concentrate on getting better and I know I've got the best possible conditions to do so right here," says Anders Lund.

Photo courtesy of CorVos