Former British Road Race Champion Hamish Haynes has signed with Belgian amateur squad Team Yawadoo, following the collapse of the Pedaltech squad. Haynes had hoped to find another Professional Continental squad to ride for this season, however the late announcement of his previous team's fate meant the 33 year-old was unable to find a new team with most team already having completed their rosters.
"Team Yawadoo is a small but ambitious outfit, they have one of the best program of any Belgian Amateur Team, including all UCI 1.2, interclub, Pro-Kermis and stage races in Belgium, such as Beverbeek Classic, Omloop van het Waasland, Tryptique Ardennais and Tour de Liege," said Haynes. "Last year they were a continental team and the infrastructure has been brought through for 2008 providing good support for the riders."
Haynes season will start on March 1 when the Briton contests the UCI 1.2 Beverbeek Classic.
"I am very determined to prove a point, of course to secure a Professional contract again and win beautiful races for Team Yawadoo," said Haynes.