Ag2R Prévoyance have announced the signings of two riders to the French team. Samuel Dumoulin extended his current contract for another two years on the Tour's rest day, while 26 year old John Gadret has also committed himself for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Dumoulin has been a professional since making his debut with Jean Delatour in 2002. The 24 year old won the second stage of the Dauphiné Libéré this year and took the Tro-Bro-Leon in 2004.
Gadret raced with Chocolade Jacques in 2004 before transferring to Jartazi this season. He is a former national cyclo-cross champion who has posted some good road results in 2005, including 4th in the French road race championships, 4th in the Tro-Bro-Leon and 10th in the Trophée des Grimpeurs.
Meanwhile Wim Van Huffel has signed a three year contract with Davitamon-Lotto. The talented 26 year old Belgian rode strongly in the Giro d'Italia and Dauphiné Libéré this year, finishing 11th and 12th overall respectively.