German cyclist Patrik Sinkewitz, who admitted to doping last year, plans to make his comeback in January at the Tour of Majorca riding for Team PSK Whirlpool.
"I have signed a one-year contract," the 28-year-old told German television channel TVnews Hessen having joined the Czech Republic-based team and is looking forward to the five-day race around the Spanish island early next year.
Having tested positive for the steroid hormone Testosterone on June 8 2007, Sinkewitz was later banned for a year.
As a result of his failed drugs test, German broadcasters ARD and ZDF both pulled the plug on broadcasting the Tour de France last year.
Sinkewitz, a former Tour of Germany winner, was sacked by his team T-Mobile during the 2007 Tour after the failed test and he later admitted using blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO) and having undergone blood transfusions.
The 27-year-old gave evidence to the German Cycling Federation's (BDR) disciplinary committee last year to have his expected two-year ban reduced to a year and he was fined 40,000 euros (US$50,000).
Sinkewitz's ban expired on July 17 2008 and he insists he has learned his lesson.
Sinkewitz said: "The fact that I can cycle again is gigantic for me, I have learned from my mistakes and would simply like to make a new start. This team offers a new perspective, which I need, and I will start with the Tour of Majorca."