Latvian continental team Rietumu Bank, managed by Igo Japins, has recruited 25 year-old Tarmo Raudsepp from Estonia. Raudseep has been racing as an amateur in France for six years. He's the sixth professional to emerge from the ranks of Team U Nantes-Atlantique, directed by Pascal Déramé, a former teammate of Lance Armstrong at US Postal who helped start the careers of Simon Gerrans (AG2r); Mathieu Drujon and Christophe Diguet (Auber 93); and Johan Lindgren and Mikaël Chérel (Française des Jeux).
Raudsepp will join his compatriots Caspar Austa and Raivo Maimre at Rietumu Bank. He will make his pro debut in Poland next month.