Bradley McGee the 31-year-old Australian pro has just signed a one year contract with Team CSC.
McGee has a string of great results on his CV - including wearing the leader's jersey in all three grand tours, stage wins in Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, Daupiné Libéré, Tour de Suisse, Tour de Romandie, Eneco Tour not to mention gold medals at the Olympics and the World Championships on the track. Since his debut as a professional rider, McGee has had ten seasons with La Francaise des Jeux, a factor which contributed to his decision to move.
"After ten years with the same team it is only natural that I should want to try something new," he said. "The last two years have been very difficult for me because of an injury, which I've only just recovered from recently. I need a fresh start and I can have that with Team CSC. It's been my preferred team for quite some time and I'm really happy that Bjarne is giving me this opportunity. It's a strong team with a team spirit, which is definitely envied by others. I truly feel this is the right place for me to rediscover my former level - both physically and mentally and I'm just looking forward to embarking on a whole new chapter in my career now."
CSC Team Manager Bjarne Riis believes there is potentially a lot to come from McGee: "Bradley is an extremely interesting rider and I think he'll get a huge comeback with us," said the Dane. "I've been following his career through some time and I have the feeling that he still has a lot of unused potential. We've helped a lot of riders back on track and I'm convinced we can do just that with Bradley. He has some brilliant victories and a lot of great results behind him and we really look forward to having him with us and helping him regain his amazing ability on the bike. Bradley is a classy rider and I'm sure he'll show that at Team CSC."