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The Basque team Euskaltel-Euskadi has completed its roster for the 2008 season, the team announced...
The Basque team Euskaltel-Euskadi has completed its roster for the 2008 season, the team announced Thursday. New acquisitions Egoi Martinez from the Discovery Channel, Josu Agirre (Orbea-Oreka), and Francisco Javier Aramendia (Orbea-Oreka) will join the current team of Beñat Albizuri, Igor Antón, Lander Aperribay, Mikel Astarloza, Jorge Azanza, Jon Bru, Koldo Fernández de Larrea, Aitor Galdos, Dioni Galparsoro, Aitor Hernández, Markel Irizar, Iñaki Isasi, Andoni Lafuente, Iñigo Landaluze, Antton Luengo, Juan José Oroz, Alan Pérez, Rubén Pérez, Samuel Sánchez, Amets Txurruka, Iván Velasco, Gorka Verdugo and Haimar Zubeldia.
British rider Jeremy Hunt has found a replacement job after his Unibet.com team folded. The winner of the GP d'Ouverture La Marseillaise will ride for Crédit Agricole for 2008 season, giving the team needed firepower for Thor Hushovd's lead-out train after the departure of New Zealander Julian Dean (Slipstream).
Other acquisitions are Eric Berthou (Caisse d'Epargne), Simon Gerrans (Ag2r) and neo-pro's Ignas Konovalovas (VC la Pomme Marseille), Gabriel Rasch (Maxbo-Bianchi), Maxime Méderel (Auber) and Julien Simon.
Departing the team are Francesco Bellotti, Anthony Charteau, Julian Dean, Christophe Edaleine, Mads Kaggestad, Christophe Laurent, and Benoît Poilvet.