Colavita/Sutter Home has re-signed its core squad for the 2009 season and added Aaron Olson, winner of the 2008 Tour de Nez. Olson joins the team from Bissell Pro Cycling Team where he rode in 2008.
Riders returning to the squad include Cuban powerhouse Luis Amaran, Argentinean speedsters Alejandro and Anibal Borrajo and Sebastian Haedo, climbing sensation Anthony Colby, Fitchburg Longsjo champion Kyle Wamsley, and all-arounders Luca Damiani, Davide Frattini, and Tyler Wren.
"Our results for 2008 were outstanding," said Director Sportif Sebastian Alexandre. "We finished the season with more NRC victories than any other squad and ranked among the top three teams in total stage wins, demonstrating that we have the depth of talent to prevail in the biggest contests in pro cycling. And Sebastian Haedo brought us a Pro Cycling Tour victory with his win at the US Air Force Cycling Classic."
Other new signings include Guido Palma from Team Rite Aid and former Saturn Development Team member Timmy Reinhart.
"Looking ahead, I am very excited about our prospects for 2009," Alexandre said. "The trust, communication, and strategy that the riders developed last year gives us the ability to reach for even greater successes."
Colavita/Sutter Home Men's Cycling Team 2009 roster: Luis Amaran, Alejandro Borrajo, Anibal Borrajo, Anthony Colby, Luca Damiani, Davide Frattini, Andy Guptill, Sebastian Haedo, Aaron Olson, Guido Palma, Timmy Reinhart, Dan Vaillancourt, Kyle Wamsley and Tyler Wren.