Klostergaard to CSC

Kasper Klostergaard will begin his professional career with CSC, the 22-year-old Dane having been part of the team on a trial basis for the latter part of this season. His performances during this time convinced CSC's sports directors that the rider from Danish Continental team Glud & Marstrand has the potential to begin time in the pro ranks next year.

"I'm extremely happy that my dream of becoming a professional rider is now coming true. It has been a great experience to ride on the team as a stagiare, and of course I'm glad that I've done well enough to get an actual contract. This will give me the opportunity to evolve and become part of a fantastic team," said Klostergaard.

Team director Bjarne Riis was positive about the young rider's potential, saying, "Kasper has been very convincing during his trial period, and there's no doubt he has great potential. We feel that we have the right environment for his young talents and it'll be very exciting to follow him in the next few years."

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