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Vladimir Efimkin leads
AG2R Prévoyance signed Russian Vladimir Efimkin for two years. At 25 years-old, Efimkin can count...
AG2R Prévoyance signed Russian Vladimir Efimkin for two years. At 25 years-old, Efimkin can count six professional wins, two of which were this season, during which he was racing for Caisse d'Epargne. Notably he won a stage in the Vuelta a España and finished sixth overall in the general classification. His other 2007 win came in a stage of the Bicicleta Vasca, and he finished sixth overall in the Tour de Suisse.
The team's roster is now full for 2008 with 30 riders.
AG2R Prévoyance for 2008: José Luis Arrieta (Spa), Sylvain Calzati (Fra), Philip Deignan (Irl), Cyril Dessel (Fra), Renaud Dion (Fra), Hubert Dupont (Fra), Christophe Edaleine (Fra), Vladimir Efimkin (Rus), Martin Elmiger (Swi), John Gadret (Fra), Stéphane Goubert (Fra), Tanel Kangert (Est), Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr), Julien Loubet (Fra), René Mandri (Est), Laurent Mangel (Fra), Lloyd Mondory (Fra), Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra), Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita), Cédric Pineau (Fra), Alexandr Pliuschin (Mol), Stéphane Poulhiès (Fra), Christophe Riblon (Fra), Nicolas Rousseau (Fra), Jean-Charles Senac (Fra), Blaise Sonnery (Fra), Ludovic Turpin (Fra), Alexandre Usov (Blr), Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel), Tadej Valjavec (Slo).