American Jason McCartney has signed with Team CSC through 2009. The 34 year-old, winner of the Villacarrillo stage in this year's Vuelta a España, signed a two-year agreement with the Danish ProTour Team.
McCartney has been with Team Discovery Channel for the last three seasons, but the American outfit is ending its operations at the end of 2007. The cyclist found his new home in the team managed by Bjarne Riis.
"I've always been drawn to Team CSC's way of doing things, and everyone in the peloton is aware that it's an extremely well organized team," said McCartney via team-csc.com. "I'm very much a team player myself, and look forward to becoming a part of Team CSC. It's a very international team and I think I'll fit in well with my future colleagues.
"As far as my role on the team goes I first of all see myself as being able to help in the stage races and at the same time maybe make some results of my own if the opportunity should come along."
"Jason's profile fits perfectly with the team," commented Riis. "He has a lot of experience as a rider and he'll be a major asset to us in the big stage races. He's already impressed with his results this year, and it's no big secret that we've had our eye on him for quite some time now. Apart from being an all-round rider he also has a personality, which would fit in really well with the rest of the team."