Australian riders Simon Gerrans, Matt Hayman and Chris Sutton are all set to ride for the British-based Team Sky next year.

The three were named on Wednesday in a report filed by online newspaper The Australian.

Tour de France and Giro d’Italia 2009 stage winner Gerrans moves from Cervelo, Hayman from Rabobank and Sutton from Garmin-Slipstream.

Team Sky are backed by the satellite broadcaster owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, and managed by a team headed by Dave Brailsford and Scott Sunderland.

The squad is due to officially unveil the exact line-up with the next two weeks. The squad has applied for a ProTour licence, and is hoping to start racing at the Tour Down Under, Australia, in January 2010.

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