Six riders follow Hushovd to Garmin, including Heinrich Haussler

Slipstream Sports, owner of the Garmin-Transitions team, has today revealed that six more riders will join Thor Hushovd in moving across from Cervélo TestTeam, including the British riders Roger Hammond and Dan Lloyd.

The other riders are Australians Heinrich Haussler and Brett Lancaster, the Norwegian Gabriel Rasch and Germany’s Andreas Klier. Other current members of Cervélo TestTeam, including Britain’s Jeremy Hunt, will now be forced to look elsewhere for a ride next season.

The move follows last week’s announcements that Cervélo TestTeam was being disbanded at the end of the season, with the Canadian bike brand replacing Felt as Garmin’s bike supplier, the team being renamed Garmin-Cervélo.

“Team Garmin-Cervélo’s roster will be strong and versatile,” claimed Jonathan Vaughters, CEO, Slipstream Sports. “All of these riders bring a lot of experience to what’s already a great team. I’m proud of what we’ve done since 2008, and I’m excited for what we’ll do in 2011.”

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.