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Simoni to Saeco

Giro d’Italia winner Gilberto Simoni will ride for the Italian Saeco team next season, the team announced on Monday. Simoni signed a two-year contract with the team and will join Tour of Lombardy winner Danilo Di Luca, whose transer from Cantina Tollo was announced several weeks ago. In other team news, Fassa Bortolo announced that it has added former world time trial champion Sergei Gontchar, up-and-coming Swiss-American rider Sven Montgomery and Italian Giani Faresin for the 2002 season.

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By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright 2001 AFP

Giro d’Italia winner Gilberto Simoni will ride for the Italian Saeco team next season, the team announced on Monday. Simoni signed a two-year contract with the team and will join Tour of Lombardy winner Danilo Di Luca, whose transer from Cantina Tollo was announced several weeks ago.

In other team news, Fassa Bortolo announced that it has added former world time trial champion Sergei Gontchar, up-and-coming Swiss-American rider Sven Montgomery and Italian Giani Faresin for the 2002 season.