Luxembourg team hires Lund, Mortensen and Stamsnijder

The Luxembourg team announces it has hired three more young riders: two from Denmark and one from the Netherlands.

The Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project has hired Danish riders Anders Lund and Martin Mortensen and Dutchman Tom Stamsnijder.

Lund, 25, is a former Saxo Bank and CSC rider. Mortensen, 26, raced for Vacansoleil in 2010. Stamsnijder, 25, comes from Rabobank. He is the son of 1981 world cyclocross champion Hennie Stamsnijder.

“Anders Lund is a great rider who just keeps improving,” Luxembourg manager Kim Andersen said. “We debated a long time about where his strengths lay, but judging by his impressive climbing in the Giro and the stupendous support he gave to Frank Schleck in the Spanish mountains during the 2010 Vuelta, I honestly think Anders will become a great grand tour climber.”

“Martin (Mortensen) is a good strong rider in the classics and has made a lot of progress this past season,” Andersen said.

Andersen said Stamsnijder is also a classics rider.

“Tom loves the Classics and I think he can develop into a great classics rider … He is only 25 and is most definitely on his way up, but he is also a team player so his ambitions will certainly coincide with the goals of the team.”