By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright AFP2001
French cyclist Richard Virenque has signed a two-year extension to ride for Belgian team Domo-Farm Frites.
“I am happy to continue with this team in as much as none of the French teams made a move for me and that is sad,” Virenque told the French wire service AFP.
The 31-year-old Virenque returned to racing on August 15 after purging a nine month suspension for taking illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
One of the most popular cyclists in France, Virenque was shunned by his home teams and eventually signed a three-month contract with Domo-Farm Frites. Wearing Domo colors, he made a stunning return to the top by winning Paris – Tours on October 7.