Velits brothers sign for Quick Step

Peter Velits, stage winner, Vuelta a Espana 2010, stage 17 ITT

Talented Slovakian twins Peter and Martin Velits are set to join Quick Step in 2012, signing two-year contracts.

As the first big names to officially leave HTC-Highroad, it raises more doubts about the squad's future. Officially, it is still looking for a primary sponsor. Several of its stars, including Mark Cavendish, have been linked to other teams.

"I'm happy to become a part of such a prestigious team with great goals for the future," Peter Velits said.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.