André Greipel gets his favorite lead-out man and the yet-unnamed Luxembourg team signs three more in another busy day in the rider market.
The team won two stages at the Vuelta, four stages and the overall at the Tour of Britain, two stages and the overall at the Giro di Toscana, and took victories at Belgium's Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen and the GP Isbergues in France.
Peter Velits (HTC-Columbia) was surprised as anyone that he won Wednesday’s 46km time trial at the Vuelta a España.
The HTC-Columbia sprinter flats, gets a wheel from Marco Pinotti and takes the victory.
HTC-Columbia says there's no pressure on the rising young star, who is in Spain to learn.
HTC-Columbia set the early top time in the nighttime stage and it withstood challenges from Liquigas-Doimo and Saxo Bank.
HTC-Columbia breaks its own rules to let the 22-year-old American start a grand tour. 'I'm not going to be a tourist,' the first-year pro promises.