More Riders Sign with Cervelo TestTeam
The team adds Cuesta, Gerrans, Florencio, Reimer, and Rasch to its 2009 roster.
Cervelo TestTeam earlier today announced the signing of Inigio Cuesta and Xavier Florencio of Spain, Simon Gerrans of Australia, Martin Reimer of Germany, as well as Gabriel Rasch of Norway.
Inigio Cuesta is an established rider having ridden as a pro cyclist since 1994. 39-year-old Cuesta won a stage victory in the 2000 Dauphiné Libéré as well as a stage victory in the 2005 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya. Since 2006 he has ridden for Team CSC.
Simon Gerrans, a former swimmer, runner and motorcycle racer, only turned to cycling by chance (and in hindsight, good fortune) after injuring his knee when he was seventeen while competing for the Victorian motocross titles. A pro cyclist since 2003, the twenty-eight-year-old Australian won a stage victory at the 2008 Tour de France. He has also achieved a third place finish in a stage of the 2005 Tour de France. In 2008 Gerrans rode for the soon to be dissolved French Team Credit Agricole.
Xavier Florencio has been a pro cyclist since 2001. The twenty-eight-year-old Spanish athlete won a stage in the 2002 Tour de l’Avenir and also won the one day race Clasicå San Sebastian in 2006. This past season Florencio rode for Team Bouygues Telecom.
Martin Reimer is one of the major young talents in Germany. The twenty-one-year-old native of Cottbus won the race for the 2008 German U23-national road race title. In 2008 he rode for the Continental Team LKT Team-Brandenburg.
Gabriel Rasch kicked off his career in 2002 with Team Krone. The thirty-two-year-old rider from Honefoss, Norway claimed the victory in the GP Möbel Alvissen and the Ringerike Grand Prix in 2006. His biggest success to date was his overall victory in the 2007 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour. This past season, Rasch rode for Team Credit Agricole along with Thor Hushovd who will also be riding for Cervelo TestTeam in 2009.