The Fuji-Servetto ProTour team signed two young riders for its 2009 squad announced earlier this week: Australian William Walker from Rabobank and U23 World Champion Fabio Duarte from Colombia is Passion.
The 23-year-old Walker, one of Australia's hopes for the future, won his national U23 championship title in 2006. He was also the runner-up in the World U23 Championships in Madrid in 2005. He makes his move after two years on the Dutch Rabobank squad.
Duarte, 23, will head into his third season as a professional. He previously raced for Serramenti Diquigiovanni in 2007 and Colombia is Passion in 2008.
The pair will join four other 23 or under riders already signed, including Ermanno Capelli, Eros Capecchi, Arkaitz Durán and Beñat Intxausti.