September 7/10 11:02 am - Tuft Moves to Fly V Australia & Meier Also Changes Squads
Posted by Editor on 09/7/10
We've been sitting on this for a few days, since nothing official
has been announced, but now that the rumours are out on the web, we can confirm that Svein Tuft will be leaving Garmin-Transitions at the end of the season to join Fly V Australia, which hopes to move up to the ProTour ranks. We can also report that his team mate Christian Meier will be going to UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis.
Garmin-Transitions is undergoing some siginificant changes for next season, with Cervelo coming on as a co-sponsor and bringing in a number of riders from the soon to be defunct Cervelo Test Team. Tuft was reportedly asked to stay with the new team but decided to move to Fly V Australia, where he is likely to be one of their key riders.
One rider from Cervelo who does not yet have a confirmed ride is Dominique Rollin, who was not included in the list of riders transfering to the new Garmin-Cervelo squad. The new combined team will therefore have only one Canadian rider - Ryder Hesjedal - despite Cervelo being a 'Canadian-based' company.
right: Svein Tuft at 2010 Road Nationals