Another rider who was slated to be a member of the Pedaltech - Cyclingnews team has found a contract after the Pedaltech team launch plans fell through. British rider Dan Fleeman has signed for 2008 with the Sean Kelly Cycling Academy, alongside former DFL-Cyclingnews team-mate Daniel Lloyd.
Fleeman was also aided by personal sponsor Warren Bailey of ZipVit.co.uk. "As you can imagine finding a team at this late stage is incredibly difficult and I would like to thank Sean Kelly and the team for taking me on, but also to Warren for his financial backing [for 2008]. Without him I wouldn't have been able to continue," said Fleeman.
He will start racing with the Irish continental level team in March and is looking forward to the season with renewed enthusiasm.
"The programme will be at a similar level to the one I raced last year. It does however include more stage races, which suits my style. I'm really motivated and looking forward to joining up with the team," said Fleeman.