Roger Hammond tour of britain 2008 stage 3

Roger Hammond is set to sign for the Cervélo TestTeam, where he will join current Tour de France champion Carlos Sastre and Norwegian sprinter Thor Hushovd.

The 34-year-old is riding the Tour of Britain for Team Columbia this week but the American squad yesterday named its 2009 roster and Hammond is not on it, which appears to confirm the strongly-rumoured move to Cervélo.

He is likely to confirm the transfer in the next few days and is set to join fellow Brits Dan Lloyd and Dan Fleeman, who Cycling Weekly understands will be switching from the Irish An Post team to Cervélo for 2009.

Bradley Wiggins is also moving from Team Columbia, to join David Millar at Garmin-Chipotle.

Hammond, who will turn 35 in January, will be a key player in the spring Classics for the team. He has been on the podium at both Paris-Roubaix and Ghent-Wevelgem in the past and could still win one of the big cobbled Classics.

It will be his 12th full season as a professional, testimony to his status as one of hardest-working and most respected riders in the peloton.


1996 - Rode the final month of the season as a stagiaire with Collstrop

1997 - Rode the final month of the season as a stagiaire with Palmans

1998 - Palmans-Ideal

1999 - Palmans-Ideal

2000 - Collstrop

2001 - Collstrop-Palmans

2002 - Palmans-Collstrop

2003 - Palmans-Collstrop

2004 - Mrbookmaker.com

2005 - Discovery Channel

2006 - Discovery Channel

2007 - T-Mobile

2008 - High Road / Team Columbia


Confirmed moves

Jonny Bellis ? Great Britain Acadamy to Saxo Bank (currently CSC)

Charly Wegelius ? Liquigas to Silence-Lotto

Bradley Wiggins ? Team Columbia to Garmin-Chipotle

Very likely

Dan Fleeman ? An Post to Cervélo TestTeam

Roger Hammond ? Team Columbia to Cervélo TestTeam

Dan Lloyd ? An Post to Cervélo TestTeam


Ben Swift ? Great Britain Academy to Katusha


Jeremy Hunt ? looking for a team as Crédit Agricole is ending

Staying put

Mark Cavendish ? Team Columbia

Steve Cummings ? Barloworld

Chris Froome ? Barloworld

David Millar ? Garmin-Chipotle

Geraint Thomas ? Barloworld


Paul Manning

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