Cervélo TestTeam has signed Ted King of the United States and Dominique Rollin of Canada, bringing its roster up to 24 riders. Rollin comes from the Toyota-United squad, while King was racing for Bissell this year.
King was racing his second year as a pro and finished second overall in the NRC individual rankings. The 25-year-old from New Hampshire won the Hanes Park Classic, wore the KOM jersey for one stage at the Tour of Georgia and won a stage at the Joe Martin Stage Race. He also finished third overall at the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic.
Rollin hails from Boucherville, Quebec. Also 25 years old, he already won six Canadian National Championships. Rollin won stage 4 at the Amgen Tour of California, as well as the points classification. He also won the general classification at the Rochester Omnium, as well as winning stages at the Cascade Cycling Classic and the Vuelta Ciclista CROC. Rollin just capped his 2008 campaign by winning the final stage of The Southland Tour in New Zealand this past weekend.
Rollin's personal coach, Brian Walton, was full of praise for his athlete. "From a physiological standpoint, Dom is incredibly talented, a once in a generation special athlete. From a tactical standpoint, Dom has the mental mindset of a winner. I look forward to watching him progress next season and complement the leaders on the Cervélo Test Team." Walton is also Vice President of Performance, Cadence Cycling & Multisport Centers.
King is an accomplished cyclo-cross racer and was a collegiate cycling champion. He is planning to go back to school after his cycling career, to pursue a business degree with an emphasis on environmental issues.