The Skil-Shimano cycling team extended the contract of Floris Goesinnen for another year and signed Tom Veelers for his professional debut.
23 year-old Dutchman Goesinnen had turned professional in 2006, after the Olympia's Tour. Since then, he's logged some fine performances in his first season among the pros. Goesinnen was a regular starter in the spring classics. He finished Paris-Roubaix as the best placed Dutch rider.
Another Dutchman, 22 year-old Veelers penned a one-year deal. Veelers, who now rides for Rabobank's Professional Continental Team, won the young riders versions of the Paris-Roubaix and Olympia's Tour in 2006. His best performance this year was a victory in the OZ Wielerweekeinde. Veelers is known for his fast finishes, which are well suited to tough one-day races.
"I'm delighted to have attracted such interest from Skil-Shimano. I'll have the chance to develop in the team and I'll be able to ride a good programme. There's also a great spirit in this team, which will definitely have a good impact on my performances," said an excited Veelers.