By Theo Müller
The Italian company Nazionale Elettronica, a producer of slot machines, signed a two-year contract with the oldest Swiss Continental Team in order to make their products more visible via cycling.
The team hopes to earn Professional Continental Status for 2009, based on anticipated good performances in the upcoming season according to Daniel Hirs who has been the Team's Manager since its inception in 1998. Following the departures of Alexander Gufler and double Swiss Champion Elias Schmaeh to the Austrian Volksbank Team, Philippe Schnyder transfers to the squad from Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Selle Italia. Schnyder, living in Rapperswil by Lake Zürich, has participated twice on the Giro d'Italia with his former team and will serve as a leader on his new team.
Hadimec-Nazionale Elettronica for 2008: Philippe Schnyder, Michael Baer, Christopher Duperrut, Tobias Eggli, Daniel Henggeler, Bernhard Oberholzer, Michael Randin (all Switzerland), Danilo Andrenacci, Armando Camelo, Sante Di Nizio, Marco Ghiselli, Pasquale Iachini, Americo Novembrini (all Italy), Fader Ardila, Julian Munoz (both Columbia), Florian Salzinger (Germany)
The squad's presentation will take place on February 3 in Loreto, Italy. See details of the full roster on Cyclingnews' teams database.