After months of waiting, Roger Hammond and Dan Fleeman have been definitely confirmed as part of the Cervélo team for 2009.
Hammond?s target in his twelfth season as a pro will once again be the Classics, whilst Fleeman – riding for his first big professional squad after a season with the An Post outfit – will be concentrating on building on his well-known climbing skills.
On paper Hammond will automatically have a better chance of a leader?s role in the Classics than at Discovery Channel or T-Mobile/Columbia, both of which had a large number of riders – amongst them George Hincapie, Marcus Burghardt and Servais Knaven – who could do well in Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders.
In Cervelo, the only other top Classics specialists – together with Hammond – are Thor Hushovd and Andreas Klier, both of them former winners of Ghent-Wevelgem.
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