Italian Dario Cataldo was announced as the latest signing by the Quick Step team on Wednesday. The 23-year-old turned professional in 2007 with the Liquigas team after winning two stages of the 2007 Tour de l'Avenir and the 2006 'baby' Giro d'Italia. Cataldo joined the team in Antwerp, Belgium for the squad's photo shoot.
"Dario is a young rider who has showed his abilities in the past," commented manager Patrick Lefevere. "He will ride with us next year with an option for 2010 season. We believe that Dario can grow in this group and obtain good results in the near future."
Cataldo brings the total number of riders on the 2009 Quick Step team to 27.