French team Bouygues Telecom has announced the signing of four young riders. As velo101.com reports, the winner of this year's Paris-Roubaix Espoirs, Damien Gaudin, age 20, is one of them.
His teammates at Vendée U, Sébastien Turgot and Evgeny Sokolov (both 23 years) old will also make the switch to the pro ranks. The fourth rider is Yuri Trofimov of the Moscow Stars. The Russian won six races this season and ranked second behind Nicolas Jalabert (Agritubel) in the Classic Loire-Atlantique.
On the other hand, Andy Flickinger and Pierre Drancourt will not get their contracts renewed.