The Professional Association of Cyclists (CPA or Cyclistes Professionnels Associés) announced a new member of the Riders' Council. 31 year-old Luxembourg rider Benoît Joachim will help the CPA with its mission to improve the working conditions of professional cyclists. The organization was established at the beginning of 2006.
Joachim is about to finish the Crocodile Trophy, which ends Thursday in Australia. Riding for the Dream Team, he is expected to finish in seventh place.