Rabobank signs German youngster

Team Rabobank has signed Paul Martens, a 24 year-old German who made his professional debut with...

Team Rabobank has signed Paul Martens, a 24 year-old German who made his professional debut with Team Skil-Shimano in 2005. He has signed a two-year contract with the Dutch ProTour team.

"Paul Martens is a young rider with potential," said Rabobank team manager Erik Breukink. "His basis with Skil-Shimano is a solid one and every year he manages to improve himself. To our team, Martens is a very useful rider with his all round skills. His individual time trial is okay and he has a decent sprint."

Martens has three wins in his two-year career. This year he won a stage in the Ster Elektrotoer, finishing second overall in the race. In 2006 he won the Münsterland Giro and a stage in the Tour of Luxembourg.

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