New professional continental team Tinkoff Credit Systems will have its first official team meeting from December 4 to 7. The Russian-backed, Italian team will meet in Emilia Romagna for the purpose of medical checks, distribute team equipment and to discuss the 2007 schedule for its riders. Director sportifs Orlando Maini and Dimitri Konyshev have also prepared a series of training rides designed to help unite the new riders.
Team Manager Omar Piscina confirms that soon there will be a new 'top level' rider named to the team. It is rumoured to have signed American Tyler Hamilton, and to this point contains the following riders. Elia Aggiano, Pavel Brutt, Ilya Chernetsky, Salvatore Commesso, Daniele Contrini, Danilo Hondo, Sergey Klimov, Mikhail Ignatyev, Ruggero Marzoli, Anton Mindlin, Evgeni Petrov, Ivan Rovny, Alexander Serov, Ricardo Gonzales Serrano, Nikolay Trusov and Steffen Weigold.