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Ag2r Prévoyance team update for 2008

Valjavec in his Slovenian colours

Valjavec in his Slovenian colours (Image credit: Mitja Smid Bricelj)

With the end of the season fast approaching, French team Ag2r Prévoyance has its lineup mostly secured for next year. The new kids on the block will be Tadej Valjavec, Christophe Edaleine, Cédric Pineau and Alexandr Pliuschin.

Valjavec, the reigning Slovenian champion, is moving over from team Lampre, as reported previously. He cited a better contract as the reason why he didn't have to think much about the new offer.

Christophe Edaleine comes from Crédit Agricole and will predominantly have duties as a domestique. He will be racing in Paris-Brussels this Saturday. Cédric Pineau comes from French team Lille-Roubaix-Métropole, while Alexandr Pliuschin, a Moldavian amateur riding for Chambéry Cyclisme Formation also makes the jump to the ProTour entourage.

Samuel Dumoulin, Simon Gerrans and Carl Naibo will leave the team, while the status of Christophe Moreau and David Navas sis still uncertain.

Riders left with a one-year contract are José Luis Arrieta, Stéphane Goubert, Alexandre Usov and Jean-Patrick Nazon, while Yuriy Krivtsov, Julien Loubet, Lloyd Mondory, Christophe Riblon and Ludovic Turpin still have two years left with the team.

Two of the three who are leaving the team, Dumoulin and Australian Gerrans,are scheduled to ride in the GP Fourmies, this Sunday. They will line up on the start line alongside Mangel, Moreau, Moucheraud and Nazon. The directeur sportif will be Gilles Mas.

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