Team Garmin-DCM boasts four new riders for 2008 including Marc Bassingthwaigthe, Arno Viljoen, Yolandi du Toit and Samantha Oosthuysen.
Bassingthwaigthe is one of the most talented Namibian mountain bikers in the country. At the age 24, he will fill the role of team leader. Former team-mate and compatriot Viljoen will join him.
"I am really looking forward to working with Team Garmin-DCM. We have the same goals and ideals and the team that has been put together has an excellent mix of complementary skills," said Bassingthwaigthe, "I'm also very pleased to have my former team mate Arno Viljoen join me as my wingman."
Du Toit is one of South Africa's best-known female cyclists, with 10 top three places in major events in 2007. The Olympic hopeful has ridden for teams in the UK and Europe, gaining a reputation as not only a promising and dedicated hard-working cyclist but also a team player with an engaging personality.