American team Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast announced its roster for the 2009 season. It adds seven new riders for the new year.
"We're extremely confident knowing that a very full race calendar and some key additions to our athlete line up will make the team even more competitive going than last year," said President of Kelly Benefit Strategies, John Kelly.
The new riders are Ryan Anderson, Zachary Bell, Jacob Erker, Cheyne Hoag, Shane Kline, Neil Shirley and Scott Zwizanski. They join Andrew Bajadali, Dan Bowman, Alex Candelario, Jake Keough, Jonathan Reid Mumford, Clay Murfert, Jonathan Sundt and David Veilleux.
Performance director Jonas Carney is currently finalising the 2009 race schedule. The team plans to have a programme with an increased number of international races.
The team finished second overall last year in France's Tour des Pyrénées with Andrew Bajadali. At home, it claimed the Tour of Pennsylvania with David Veilleux.