Team Type 1 signs-up European talent

Team Type 1 riders in action at the Cascade Cycling Classic.

Team Type 1 riders in action at the Cascade Cycling Classic. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/

The Atlanta-based Team Type 1 has signed four European riders from current or former ProTour or European Continental teams to its 17-man roster for the 2010 season. Spanish all-rounder Javier Mejias Leal makes the move from Fuji-Servetto, a ProTour team.  Dutch sprinter Thomas Rabou transfers from the Continental Rabobank team and Russian Alexey Shmidt is moving from the Junost Moscow after previously riding for the Katusha Continental team. Finally, Martijn Verschoor is jumping over from the Dutch continental team Slenema & Co. Belastingadviseur. The team hopes the four will introduce some international flavour and experience and play a part in moving the squad up the National Racing Calendar (NRC) ranks in 2010.

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