Langeveld joins GreenEdge
Dutchman Sebastian Langeveld has joined GreenEdge from Rabobank, with the debutant team's general manager saying the deal was done with a view to the Spring classics.
Langeveld, 26, won this year's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and GP Jef Scherens in 2009. He was also the best young rider at the 2010 edition of the Tour du Limousin.
"When you look through the list of young riders that are potential winners of races like Flanders or Paris-Roubaix, Sebastian's name is right up the top," Shayne Bannan said on the GreenEdge website.
"We want to build a strong team for the spring classics because they are such dramatic races that are at the heart of cycling's long tradition. And we believe, given time and the right support, Sebastian can be successful in these races.
"He's on the verge of the best part of his career with plenty of years in front of him. I believe we can provide him with the best support available, on and off the bike, to help him to achieve all his objectives."
Langeveld said: "I enjoyed my time at Rabobank and they have helped me get to this point in my career.
"But I'm ready for the next step. I'm ready to take on more of a leadership role and GreenEdge Cycling gives me that opportunity.
"From when I started racing I've always dreamt about the spring classics, particularly the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and coming from the Amstel Gold Race. Joining GreenEdge is the best move for me to be able to make these dreams a reality."