Thomas Rohregger extend two-year contract with RadioShack-Nissan 2012- Cycling News

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Thomas Rohregger extend two-year contract with RadioShack-Nissan 2012- Cycling News

Thomas Rohregger signed contract with RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team for the next two years. This week Australian announced the news. The 28-year-old, Thomas future was hesitant after the announcement that Leopard Trek and RadioShack would join together for the coming year.

The Australian was excited on signing the contract as he said, the team worked hard in every event and shown me a lot of trust. “I'm very happy and proud to be part of the RadioShack-Nissan-Trek Team. What a great team and collection of riders!! Can't wait to get the new season started. Looking forward to battle with you guys on the roads!”

Rohregger started his career with Elk Haus-Simplon team and he won mountain competition in Tour de Luxembourg in 2006. He also took the runner-up’s spot in time trial of Australian championship.

In 2007 season, he snatched third place in Osterreich Rundfahrt and overall second place in the race. Thomas showed his good ability in Giro del Trentino and took fourth place. He continued his effort and in 2008, he powered to beat the other cyclists to take overall leader’s jersey in Osterreich Rundfahrt and overall seventh place in Tour du Luxembourg.

He joined Team Milram in 2009. He won the mountain standing of Tour Down Under in 2010.  In Tour of Austria he grabbed overall fourth place with a difference of 3 minutes and 59 seconds behind eventual winner’s Fredrik Kessiakoff of Astana.

He won the first time trial stage of Vuelta a Espana and overall grabbed fourth place behind his teammate Jakob Fuglsang and Fabian Cancellara.

He was pleased to join RadioShack-Nissan-Trek and his first purity is to take part in Giro major race.  “The Giro will be my first highlight, this race suits me. I absolutely want to be at the start at the Olympics, that is a difficult course which is often underestimated.”

RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team has already signed 19 cyclists which includes, Ben Hermans, Grégory Rast, Benjamin King, Jesse Sergent, Nelson Oliveira, Matthew Busche, Christopher Horner, Andreas Klöden, Janez Brajkovic, Andy Schleck, Fränk Schleck, Daniele Bennati, Fabian Cancellara, Jakob Fuglsang, Maxime Monfort. Let see, how he helps his team in the next season.