Loddo and Pedra confirm with Tinkoff for 2008

Loddo early in 2006, at Langkawi

Loddo early in 2006, at Langkawi (Image credit: Shane Goss)

Alberto Loddo and Walter Pedraza have signed a contract to race with Tinkoff Credit Systems for the 2008 season. The duo makes its way from Gianni Savio's team of Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Selle Italia to join the Italian Professional-Continental squad of Oleg Tinkov.

Loddo, 28 years-old from the Italian island of Sardegna, has conquered 18 wins in his six years as a professional. The sprinter captured eight this wins this year, including four stages and the points classification of the Tour de Langkawi.

Pedraza, 26 years-old from Bogotá, Colombia, has four wins in the last two years, including the mountains classification in the same race that Loddo took the sprinters' classification, Langkawi. The climber also has the 2005 national road race title in his palmarès.

The team is expected to announce its entire 2008 line-up in the coming months.

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