Last of HTC's riders secures contract

Craig Lewis chases, Giro d'Italia 2011, stage eight

HTC-Highroad's riders have all secured contracts for next season with new teams, from Mark Cavendish to the last, Craig Lewis. The American confirmed this week that he will ride for Champion System in 2012.

"I'll mostly be racing in Europe next year," Lewis wrote on Twitter. "Just a few in Asia and the U.S."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.