Swiss Rubens Bertogliati joined Gianni Savio's team Diquigiovanni-Androni last week. The 29-year-old was without a team following the collapse of H2O last month.
Bertogliati became professional in 2000 with Lampre. He won stage one of the 2002 Tour de France and spent two days in the leader's maillot jaune.
He will make his debut with Diquigiovanni at the Coppi e Bartoli next week, March 24 to 28. Savio intends on taking Bertogliati to the Giro d'Italia to help with the team time trial and the overall chances of Gilberto Simoni.