The 25-year-old Calle Friberg, a top Swedish rider and former national U23 champion, signed with the German based SRM Simplon Team. He is the first international rider to join the German squad. Looking to 2007, Friberg will race the Swedish national championships, the German Bundesliga series, the European World Cup races, and various races in Austria and Switzerland. Long term, he is looking toward a spot on the Swedish Olympic Team for Beijing 2008.
Friberg will head to Mallorca/Spain for some winter training and will begin racing in Cyprus in March.