Cycling Weekly has learnt that Jeremy Hunt is to become the fourth British rider to join the new Cervelo Test team for 2009

Hunt found himself out of contract when Credit Agricole boss Roger Legeay announced earlier this year that he had not been able to find another backer to replace the French bank.

Hunt should now join Roger Hammond and Dan’s Fleeman and Lloyd at the new team that includes Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre. Sastre has moved from CSC to the new team along with Director Sportif Scott Sunderland.

Cervelo moved to set up their own team after they lost their sponsorship deal with CSC. Specialized are believed to be the new backer of Bjarne Riis’s team .

Although Sastre has been confirmed as moving to the Cervelo team, the four British riders are still to confirm.