The Cervélo TestTeam has signed another three riders at it assembles its squad for 2009. Roger Hammond, Dan Fleeman and Brett Lancaster have moved to the new formation that already boasts the likes of Carlos Sastre, Thor Hushovd and Simon Gerrans. This news is welcomed after the recent announcement that Directeur Sportif Scott Sunderland and the team agreed to part company.
Hammond, a former British national cyclo-cross and road champion, is an experienced campaigner signed to provide support during the team's Spring Classics assault, the team having already signed the likes of Andreas Klier and Serge Pauwels.
Australian track gold medalist Lancaster assisted Alessandro Petacchi for two seasons at Team Milram before the Italian moved squads. He will be a valuable asset to Hushovd, who will appreciate the horsepower of a rider who has tasted Olympic success as a team pursuiter.
Fleeman is a former British national espoirs champion on the road who comes in as an addition with an eye on the future. Having performed well in this year's Tour of Britain, his introduction surrounds the signing of Sastre to the team and the Spaniard requiring help in stage races.
"To go into 2009 as a member of the Cervélo Test Team is a dream come true," said the 26-year-old. "I have always thought I was capable of riding at this level and to think I have the opportunity to work alongside someone like Carlos Sastre is incredible."