Vorarlberg signs two young Swiss riders

Team Vorarlberg-Corratec has announced the signing of two young Swiss riders for the coming season,...

Team Vorarlberg-Corratec has announced the signing of two young Swiss riders for the coming season, Silvere Ackermann and Reto Hollenstein. The Austrian Professional Continental team will have a total of five Swiss riders in 2009.

"Both are aggressive-riding allrounders, who will be moving to the top in the future," said team manager Thomas Kofler. "In the coming season they will gather valuable experience in international races."

Ackermann, 23, turned pro in 2008 with the Swiss Professional Continental team NGC Medical-OTC. This season he finished fifth in the Tour de Jura and the Swiss national road championships, and eighth in the national time trial race.

Hollenstein, 23, was a first year pro at the Swiss Continental Team Atlas - Romer's Hausbäckerei this season.

Team Vorarlberg-Corratec was known as Team Volksbank-Corratec in 2008.

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