Team Pedaltech-Cyclingnews-Jako, the successor team to DFL-Cyclingnews, will have a new captain in the coming season. Swiss Steffen Wesemann, who finished third in this year's Paris-Roubaix, will come to the team from Team Wiesenhof, which is ending at the end of this year.
"The change is perfect," the 36 year-old told the dpa press agency. Bas Giling (Wiesenhof) and Jonas Ljungblad (Unibet.com) are also joining the team, according to bikeradar.com.
Pedaltech has a British licence. The UCI recently only gave it a Continental license, but team manager Mike Matts was confident that he would able to provide the necessary material for a Professional Continental license by the December 10 deadline.
Wesemann turned pro in 1993 with Team Telekom (later T-Mobile Team), where he stayed until joining Wiesenhof this year. A native German, he took on Swiss citizenship in 2005. His palmarès include winning the overall International Peace Race five times, as well as Rund um Köln and the Ronde van Vlaanderen.