Team Volksbank has signed two young riders to bring its roster up to 15, but "the shopping trip is not yet over," read a team press release, and negotiations are continuing to sign more riders. The two newest additions to the Austrian Professional Continental team are German Daniel Musiol and Italian Alexander Gufler, both 25 years old.
Musiol rode for Team Wiesenhof in 2005 and 2007, with a year at Milram in 2006. Gufler turned pro in 2006 with the Swiss Team Hadimec. Both signed a one-year contract with Volksbank.
"Musiol rode on the highest level for the past three years, and collected important experience as a helper," said Volksbank team manager Thomas Kofler. "Just like Gufler, who did well in Switzerland. Both of them live for cycling and have the potential to establish themselves as top one-day race riders. They will get their chances this year."