25-year-old Argentinean sprinter Juan José Haedo signed a two-year contract with Team CSC. Haedo has won nine victories since becoming a professional in 2003. During last season, he won three victories with the American Toyota-United team: two in the Tour of California and one in the Tour of Georgia.
"I had several opportunities to further my career, but when the offer came in from Team CSC, I had no doubts. I've watched the team from the outside when they've been in the States, and it made a big impression on me. I believe I'll get a unique opportunity to grow as a rider here, and I'll be working with the most competent people in the business. I know the transition to the European races will be a tough one, but I'm highly motivated to fight for it. I'm the first-ever Argentinean rider to be given a chance at this level, and the fact that Team CSC has chosen me gives me a tremendous confidence boost," says Haedo.
Director Bjarne Riis spoke highly of Haedo. " I first noticed Haedo this year during Tour of California, where he was yards better than the other sprinters. He is very fast, and in my opinion he also has what it takes to do well on the European scene. He's the type, who has been able to make it on his own in the sprints."