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Last Updated: Friday, 5 December, 2003, 14:57 GMT
Azevedo joins US Postal
Portuguese cyclist Jose Azevedo
Azevedo has plenty of Tour de France experience
US Postal have signed up Portuguese cyclist Jose Azevedo to help Lance Armstrong's bid for a sixth straight Tour de France victory next year.

The 30-year-old will replace Roberto Heras, who has moved to Liberty.

"Lance is going to be trying for his sixth consecutive victory in the Tour and they've hired me to help him achieve that objective," said Azevedo.

The climber, who finished 26th in this year's Tour, joins on a three-year contract from the Maia Milanezza team.

"He deserves this opportunity which will bring him a lot more than Maia could ever give him," said Maia's sporting director Marcelino Santos.




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