Kessiakoff signs with Full-Dynamix

Fredrik Kessiakoff (Cannondale-Vredestein)

Fredrik Kessiakoff (Cannondale-Vredestein) (Image credit: Tour of Japan)

27 year-old Swedish cyclist Fredrik Kessiakoff signed for 2008 with the Full Dynamix team, which will be run by Mauro Bettin. Kessiakoff, who moves after two seasons with Cannondale Vredestein, won his first cross country World Cup race in 2007 - the finale in Maribor, Slovenia. He finished fifth overall in the World Cup standings for the season.

Kessiakoff also earned a fourth place finish at the World Championships in Fort, William, Scotland and a bronze medal at the European Championships in Cappadocia, Turkey. Other wins came in Cyprus, Lugagnano, a round of the German Bundesliga, and a stage of the Internatzionali d'Italia, and he took third at the World Cup in St. Felicien, Canada.

The reigning Swedish national champion won his fourth consecutive national title so he will race again in 2008 in the blue and yellow colors of his country. Kessiakoff's goal for 2008 is to make the podium at the Olympic Games in Beijing. He'll be looking to improve on his 11th place finish in 2004 in Athens.

In addition to the Olympics, Kessiakoff will be aiming for additional World Cup victories and the World Championship title in Val di Sole, Italy, and he'll be looking to build on his marathon resume by racing the marathon worlds and the Dolomiti Superbike.

Kessiakoff's reliable mechanic, Swede Daniel Rosdahl, will also switch with him to Full Dynamix.

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