Team Sky confirms Sutton, Barry and Pauwels

Team Sky has confirmed three more riders for its debut season in 2010, according to the Sky Sports News channel.

Australian Chris Sutton, nephew of British Cycling coach Shane, is set to move from Garmin-Slipstream. Canada’s Michael Barry, who rode this season for Team Columbia, and Belgian Serge Pauwels of Cervélo are the other two riders.

It brings Team Sky’s roster to 19 riders – with a 20th, Sylvain Calzati, a French rider and former Tour de France stage winner, expected to be confirmed soon.

Chris Sutton
Australian, aged 25, turned pro with Cofidis in 2005. Joined Garmin in 2008. Was fifth in under-23 road race at the 2005 World Championships before turning pro. First pro win was at the 2006 GP Cholet. He won three races in 2007. He’s a sprinter who can handle the cobbles. This year he was 11th in Ghent-Wevelgem, won the opening stage of the Tour of Britain in York and was second overall. Earlier this month he took three stages of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour but was pipped overall by his team-mate Bradley Wiggins in the time trial.

Michael Barry
Canadian, whose father is British. Will be 34 in December. Rode in America for the Saturn team before getting his big break with US Postal in 2002. Stayed with the team until the end of 2006, by which time it was Discovery Channel. Switched to T-Mobile, which became Team Columbia. Was seevnth in the elite road race at the 2003 World’s in Hamilton, Canada. His only major win in Europe was a stage in the Tour of Austria but he has a reputation as a very strong, selfless team worker.

Serge Pauwels
Belgian who will turn 26 on November 21. A product of Rabobank’s development squad. Turned pro for Chocolade Jacques in 2006. Joined Cervélo at the start of this year. Finished fourth in the Tour de l’Avenir in 2006. Finished second in a stage of the Giro d’Italia earlier this year.

Team Sky 2010 so far
John-Lee Augustyn (RSA)
Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor)
Michael Barry (Can)
Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor)
Sylvain Calzati (Fra) – to be confirmed
Kjell Carlstrom (Fin)
Steve Cummings (GB)
Russell Downing (GB)
Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa)
Chris Froome (GB)
Simon Gerrans (Aus)
Greg Henderson (NZ)
Thomas Lövkvist (Swe)
Peter Kennaugh (GB)
Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor)
Serge Pauwels (Bel)
Morris Possoni (Ita)
Ian Stannard (GB)
Chris Sutton (Aus)
Geraint Thomas (GB)

Related links
Team Sky – As it happens

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