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Mancebo extends through 2013 with Realcyclist.com

2011 Philadelphia Cycling Championship, Mancebo attacks
Mancebo has proven to be a good investment for RealCyclist.

Francisco Mancebo has signed a two-year contract extension with Realcyclist.com. On The Rivet Management announced Wednesday that the National Racing Calendar individual points leader has signed on with the rookie pro squad through 2013.

“It is a terrific time for On The Rivet Management and all of the sponsors who support the RealCyclist.com Pro Cycling Team,” said managing partner Jason Kriel. “We are all extremely impressed with (Mancebo’s) level of professionalism and leadership. Since we started the pro team last winter, (Mancebo) has been very enthusiastic and wants to continue to help the team improve.

Mancebo has won four overall titles in 2011 – the Sea Otter Classic, Redlands Classic, SRAM Tour of the Gila and Tour de Beauce – and sits firmly atop the NRC standings.

“We knew that (Mancebo) was a champion, but we had no idea how this season was going to play out,” said Dustin Robertson of the team’s title sponsor, RealCyclist.com. “He’s a great fit with the team. He’s a super positive person whose love for what he does affects everyone. This is a relationship that we want to keep and build, and we couldn’t be happier that he feels the same way.”

Kriel said that locking Mancebo up long-term was a boon to the squad’s growth. “A commitment from a team leader like (Mancebo) only strengthens the future growth of our program.”

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