Michiel Elijzen is joining Team Silence-Lotto, along with his friend Thomas Dekker.
The 26 year-old Dutch rider rode for the Rabobank Continental team from 2002 to 2005 before signing with Cofidis for two years. He returned to Rabobank this season. In 2007 he won the prologue of the Eneco Tour and was second in the national time trial championships.(SW)