Barloworld signs trio

Team Barloworld has signed three new riders for 2008, adding to the 11 competitors already announced...

Team Barloworld has signed three new riders for 2008, adding to the 11 competitors already announced for next year's roster. Spain's Moisés Dueñas Nevado, Switzerland's Patrick Calcagni and Italy's Francesco Bellotti have all inked agreements with the British-registered, Italy-based, South African squad.

Dueñas Nevado, who won the Tour de l'Avenir in 2006, showed his strength at August's Regio Tour where he took a stage victory and the overall classification for his current Agritubel squad. The 26 year-old climber finished 39th in the 2007 Tour de France.

Calcagni joins the Professional Continental squad from Italian ProTour team Liquigas. The former Swiss Time Trial Champion is expected to act as one of Robert Hunter's lead out men.

Bellotti will leave French ProTour squad Crédit Agricole to join Barloworld. The 28 year-old finished runner-up in the 2006 Tour de Langkawi.

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