Team Diquigiovanni - Androni signed Davide Rebellin a few days after the team's manager Gianni Savio confirmed the Italian rider was engaged in contract talks with the team.
The 37 year-old Rebellin finished second at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and won Paris-Nice this spring but found himself without a team at the end of this season with the disbanding of Team Gerolsteiner.
Rebellin's new contract was made official on Wednesday, and he will serve as his new team's leader during the Classics next spring. For stage races, the team will look to two-time Giro d'Italia winner Gilberto Simoni. Rebellin will help developing racers like Mattia Gavazzi and Michele Scarponi.
Diquigiovanni - Androni for 2009: Davide Rebellin, Gilberto Simoni, Manuel Belletti, Alessandro Bertolini, Thomas Bertolini, Luca Celli, Francesco Ginanni, Mattia Gavazzi, Alberto Loddo, Leonardo Moser, Elia Rigotto, Michele Scarponi, Fabio Taborre, Carlos José Ochoa, Jackson Rodriguez, José Serpa and Luis Angel Maté