Team Sky Adds Gerrans, Lövkvist, Boasson-Hagen, Arvesen to 2010 Roster
Additional riders signed.
following months these riders will be joined by up to ten more. According to team spoksmen, further announcements will be made as they are secured.
Team Principal Dave Brailsford commented “Today we’ve brought ten more riders into our team. It’s another big step in building Team Sky, and it’s very exciting to see the team take shape."
“These international riders join a British contingent - a fundamental part of the team - that we announced yesterday. They bring huge experience from the Classics and Tours, real talent that we can develop, and key elements for a high performance team."
“We had a blank canvas when we started out. The aim is to get the right components – the right riders at the right time - to build a great team. All of these riders fit the ethos and performance principles at the heart of Team Sky and have the style and approach to racing that we want.”
He finally added that “There will be more riders joining them and we will announce them as and when we are able to. It is very exciting for us all to be pulling together the final parts of the team.”
The initial squad of around 25 riders will be supported by a team of coaches, technicians and support staff drawn from across the cycling world, many of whom work throughout the year with British elite and developing riders. Team Sky will compete from the start of 2010 and hopes to gain an invitation to next year’s Tour de France - as does Lance Armstrong's Team RadioShack. But only a limited number of Tour wildcards are available - and we all know that the French teams have high priority when it comes to Tour wildcards.