30 year-old Spanish rider Josep Jufre Pou has signed a two years contract with the Davitamon-Lotto team. Jufre comes from Relax-Fuenlabrada, where he raced this year, but in 2004 he raced under Herman Frison for Bodysol-Brustor. Davitamon-Lotto is considering him as the "right man to replace Colombia's Mauricio Ardila", who left for Rabobank.
Jufre's best results this season were two third places in Stage 2 of Setmana Catalana (stage 2) and Stage 5 of the Vuelta a España. He finished the Vuelta in 15th position.