Team Geox, the new name for the current Footon-Servetto-Fuji squad, has contracts with at least ten young riders who will support team leaders Carlos Sastre and Denis Menchov in 2011.
The newly confirmed riders for next year:
Continuing from Footon: Spaniards Rafael Valls (23) and Arkaitz Durán (24), Swiss Noe Gianetti (20), Italians Fabio Felline (20) and Marco Corti (24), Austrian time trial champion Matthias Brandle (20) and Fabio Duarte.
New signings: Italian neo-pro Matteo Pelucchi (21, from Trevigiani Dynamon Bottoli); Slovenian Marko Kump (21, from Adria Mobil), and Swiss Marcel Wyss (24, from Cèrvelo TestTeam).
“Geox has always attempted to bring young people into the products, and the cycling team will be following that line. We want this squad to be a model for the youngsters, not only to get them to learn how to win, but also how to behave as persons: a school on life,” said team president Roberto Palumbo.
Related: List of 2011 ProTour rider transfers