As reported last month, the Australian will join the British squad for the 2011 season.
Team Sky snags classics hope Davide Appollonio and classics veteran Jeremy Hunt from Cervelo TestTeam
Sean Yates, who helped orchestrate overall victory for Paolo Savoldelli when he was behind the wheel at Discovery Channel, said the 94th Giro could be one for the history books.
"We got all the peas just right, but neglected the steak," says team partner Dave Brailsford on the British squad's first year.
Team Sky pulled out Saturday of the 2010 Vuelta a España following a death of a staff member who died of a bacterial infection.
Team Sky loses two riders to illness on stage 3, and other riders and staff are struggling with similar symptoms.
Thomas Löfkvist and Simon Gerrans lead a strong Sky squad into the Vuelta a España.