The Colavita/Sutter Home Men's Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light announced its squad for 2008 this week, just in time for the team to head to Argentina in preparation for its first race of the season, the Tour de San Luis, beginning January 20. Leading the team will be Director Sportif Sebastian "Seba" Alexandre, a native of Argentina and third-generation pro cyclist who raced with the Colavita teams from their inception in 2002 through 2006.
Argentinean powerhouse Alejandro Borrajo signed with Colavita/Sutter Home from the Rite Aid team, joining his childhood friends Alexandre and Gustavo Artacho. Borrajo, in turn, recruited his younger brother Anibal to join him on the squad. Riding with the Borrajos will be yet another childhood friend Sebastian Haedo, brother of Juan Jose Haedo of CSC, who made his North American debut in Colavita colors back in 2002.
Alexandre is also excited about GC prospects for new recruit, Luis Amaran, a former member of the Cuban National Road Team, who joins the Colavita/Sutter Home Cycling Team after racing in Spain for two years. Returning in Colavita/Sutter Home colors for the Tour de San Luis will be sprinter Kyle Wamsley, winner of the Chris Thater Memorial Criterium, who rejoins the squad after a year with Navigator's. He will join climbing sensation Anthony Colby at the starting line, along with Davide Frattini of Italy, now in his third season with Colavita/Sutter Home.
Colavita/Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light 2008: Luis Amaran (Cub), Gustavo Artacho (Arg), Alejandro Borrajo (Arg), Anibal Borrajo (Arg), Tucker Brown (USA), Anthony Colby (USA), Luca Damiani (Ita), Davide Frattini (Ita), Andrew Guptill (USA), Sebastian Haedo (Arg), Rodney Santiago (USA), Kyle Wamsley (USA), Tyler Wren (USA)