Tinkoff Credit Systems signed three U23 riders for internships with the squad effective August 1: Jaroslav Marycz, Alberto Contoli and Massimo Graziato. The news comes shortly after Tinkoff announced plans for a major team expansion.
Marycz currently races with the Fidibc.com team and so far this season has won the Polish U23 time trial championship, the Trofeo De Gasperi, and the Tour of Bern.
Italians Contoli and Graziato are currently riding under Mirko Rossato at the Filmop team; a team that has strengthened its relationship with the Tinkoff squad during this season. Contoli placed second this year in the U23 Italian National Championships, and Graziato logged several top finishes including third at Piccola Coppa Agostoni and fourth at the International "De Gasperi".