Team CSC has invited four young riders without contracts to its training camp this month. Lasse Bochmann of Denmark and Spaniard Joaquin Novoa were stagiaires at the team in 2007, while Jonathan Bellis of Great Britain and Daniel Ossa of Italy have never raced in CSC colours.
Novoa, 25, joined the team for a few races in autumn. He was recommended by his countryman and training partner, Carlos Sastre. Bochmann, 24, also rode for the team late last season, but he crashed heavily in the fourth stage of the Tour of Ireland, ending his season.
Bellis, 19, from the Isle of Man, finished third in the Worlds U23 road race in Stuttgart in September. Ossa, 20, is from Trentino and said to have been recommended by former CSC rider Giovanni Lombardi. The young Italian had a good season as an amateur in 2006 but did not have any wins last year.