Kio-Ene-DMT has added Italians Fabio Sacchi and Salvatore Commesso to its line-up for 2008 according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. The Italian Continental Italian team of Marino Basso has also confirmed Mattia Gavazzi for an additional two years and is expecting the signature of Serhiy Honchar.
33 year-old Sacchi leaves the side of Alessandro Petacchi, who he has led-out for the past four years, including the last two years at ProTour Team Milram. He started his career in 1997 at Team Polti. 32 year-old Commesso leaves Professional Continental Tinkoff Credit Systems, where he rode during the 2007 season. He started his career with Saeco in 1998, riding alongside Sacchi during the seasons 2001 through 2003. (For more on Commesso read Finding support in Tinkoff.)
24 year-old Gavazzi turned professional last year. He won five races while riding for Kio in 2007, two stages in the Jadranska and three in the Tour de Normandie.
Honchar, 37 year-old, was released this past June by T-Mobile for irregular blood values in out of competition controls. The Ukrainian would allow Kio in more prestigious races, even if his signing could be considered controversial