Team Volksbank-Corratec has extended its contracts with two young Austrian riders, Philipp Ludescher and Christoph Sokoll. In addition, Radsport-News.com reported that Gerolsteiner's Tim Klinger will join the Austrian team next year.
Ludescher, 21, and Sokoll, 22, both extended their contracts through the coming season. Both neo-professionals will look for their first win in the new year.
"I want to continue to improve myself, to become stronger and keep on learning, but also to take advantage of my opportunities," Ludescher said. Sokoll is looking forward to riding the Tour of Austria and the World Championships in 2009.
Klinger, 24, rode for Gerolsteiner in 2007 and 2008. He missed the first half of this season due to a nerve injury which required surgery. In his first year with the ProTour team he rode both the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España.
The Austrian Professional Continental team will be known as Vorarlberg-Corratec in the coming season. (SW)