By Monika Prell
Xavier Tondo and Ángel Vicioso will ride for the team Andalucía Cajasur in 2009, the team announced Thursday. The two riders who competed for the Portuguese team LA MSS in 2008, are signings number two and three after the incorporation of Manuel Calvente.
Vicioso was the overall winner of the Vuelta a Asturias, where he also won one stage, and of one stage of the Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid. He made the change from a pure sprinter to a good all rounder.
Tondo, the former winner of the Volta a Portugal, won this year's Subida al Naranco. Andalucía Cajasur has not yet completed its 2009 roster. For now, it has eleven riders. Javi Moreno, Francisco José Martínez, José Ruiz, Antonio Piedra, Jesús Rosendo and José Antonio Carrasco already rode for the team in 2008, Tondo, Vicioso and Calvente are new additions They will also have two new professionals, José Luis Roldán and Esteban Plaza from the team's amateur feeder team.