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Spilak to Lampre-Fondital

Slovenian Simon Spilak has signed to the Lampre-Fondital team for 2008. The 21 year-old rider has been on the professional Slovenian team Adria Mobil, and took a bronze medal in the Verona 2004 Junior World Championship. Milan Erzen, the Adria Mobil general manager, told Lampre manager Giuseppe Saronni about Spilak's talents, which brought him the Porec Trophy (2006), Cote Picarde (2007) and a 4th place in Tour de l'Avenir 2007.

"Being in Lampre-Fondital is a big joy," Spilak explained after signing his two year contract. "I will work hard in order to support the team. Waiting for the first training camp, I will begin to study Italian language."

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. A former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.