After months of waiting, Roger Hammond and Dan Fleeman have been definitely confirmed as part of the Cervélo team for 2009.
With Jeremy Hunt and Daniel Lloyd already in their line-up, next season Cervélo will have the most Britons of any continental based professional team.
Cycling Weekly broke the news that Fleeman and Hammond would be joining Cervélo two months ago but it was not until this week that it was officially confirmed by the team.
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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