Caisse d’Epargne has inked a deal with Spanish all-rounder Juan José Cobo to join the team for 2010.
The team announced that Cobo, who won stages at the Vuelta a España and the Vuelta a Castilla y León this year, will round out its lineup for the upcoming season.
Cobo, 28, joins several new top veterans heading to the Spanish-based, French-backed team.
Also set to join Caisse d’Epargne in 2010 are Marzio Bruseghin, Christophe Moreau and former King of the Mountains winner Juan Manuel Soler.
Cobo’s departure, along with Davide de la Fuente, comes as a blow for the struggling Fuji-Servetto team, which gained a new sponsor for next season to assure its solvency for the 2010 season.
Set to be called Footon-Servetto next year, the Spanish team is also on the market looking for new talent.
One rider being linked to the team is 2006 Tour de France winner Oscar Pereiro, who is leaving Caisse d’Epargne after a frustrating season.
According to reports in Spain, Pereiro is also in talks with Quick Step, but Footon-Servetto manager Josean Fernández Matxin is trying to entice him to stay with the Spanish team.