By Monika Prell
Oscar Pujol Muñoz will join his compatriot Carlos Sastre in 2009 after the 25 year-old rider signed a contract with the Cervélo TestTeam. It will be the rider's second season as a professional, after riding the Vuelta a Castilla y León and Vuelta a Asturias in 2008 with Burgos Monumental.
Pujol started as an amateur in 2006, when he was able to win a stage of the Vuelta a Cantabria and finished second in the overall classification and two stages of the Vuelta a Salamanca. In 2007 he was able to win the Aitzondo Klasikoa and stages at the Vuelta a Navarra and the Bizkaiko Bira.
The Valladolid rider is a good climber and was able to be amongst the best at the Vuelta a Asturias in 2006, where he showed his strength with a strong performance.
Cervélo TestTeam's 2009 roster includes: Iñigo Cuesta, Philippe Deignan, Dan Fleeman, Xavier Florencio, Simon Gerrans, Roger Hammond, Heinrich Haussler, Jeremy Hunt, Thor Hushovd, Wolodymyr Gustow, Andreas Klier, Ignatas Konovalovas, Brett Lancaster, Daniel Lloyd, Joaquín Novoa, Serge Pauwels, Oscar Pujol, Gabriel Rasch, Martin Reimer, Dominique Rollin, Hayden Roulston, Carlos Sastre and Marcel Wyss