Unibet.com riders José Rujano and Stijn Vandenbergh have secured positions for the 2008 season on different ProTour teams. The promising pair of stage racers may now have the chance to demonstrate their true potential after a year of being excluded from many of the major races and all three Grand Tours because of conflict between the UCI and the race organisers.
Rujano secured a position with the Caisse d'Epargne team. The 25 year-old Venezuelan climber turned professional in 2003, and made waves when he placed third overall in the Giro d'Italia in 2005, winning a stage and the mountains classification in the process.
Vandenbergh, a neo-pro in 2007 will move over to the French Ag2r Prévoyance squad. The 23 year-old Belgian from Oudenaarde won a stage at the overall classification at this year's Tour of Ireland.