Crédit Agricole rider Christophe Le Mevel has signed a two-year contract with Française des Jeux. Roger Legeay, the French team's manager, has not been able to find a sponsor for next season and thus let his riders negotiate their future careers freely. Le Mevel, 27 years old, is happy about his move to the side of Gianni Meersman, who extended his contract with FDJ. "I am going to the team in which I think I can realise my potential to a 100 percent," the 2005 Giro d'Italia stage winner said.
(Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer.)