Following Wednesday’s announcement of six British riders, Team Sky released 10 names of international riders joining the team spearheaded by David Brailsford, the driving force behind Team Great Britain’s dominant Olympic team.
The list includes three riders from Columbia-HTC, including Norwegian time trial champion Edvald Boasson Hagen, who won Ghent-Wevelgem winner this year, plus Thomas Lovkvist and Greg Henderson, who recently won a stage of the Vuelta a España.
The other new signings include Simon Gerrans, Juan Antonio Flecha, Kjell Carlstrom, John Lee Augustyn, Kurt-Asle Aversen, Lars Petter Nordhaug and Morris Possoni.
“It’s another big step in building Team Sky, and it’s very exciting to see the team take shape,” Brailsfard was quoted as saying in The Telegraph. “These international riders join a British contingent – a fundamental part of the team – that we announced yesterday. 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.”