Sky announces ten more riders

Boasson Hagen, Lövkvist, Gerrans, Flecha lead the list

Team Sky have announced 10 more riders for the 2010 season, a day after team principal Dave Brailsford revealed the first six British riders.

The new signings are Edvald Boasson Hagen, Thomas Lövkvist, Kurt Asle Arvesen, Simon Gerrans, Juan Antonio, Flecha, Kjell Calström, John Lee Augustyn, Greg Henderson, Las Petter Nordhaug and Morris Possoni.

"Today we’ve brought ten more riders into our team," Brailsford said. "It’s another big step in building Team Sky, and it’s very exciting to see the team take shape."

"These international riders join a British contingent - a fundamental part of the team - that we announced yesterday. They bring huge experience from the Classics and Tours, real talent that we can develop, and key elements for a high performance team."

Boasson Hagen has had his most successful year to date in 2009, winning Gent- Wevelgem as well as a stage in the Giro d’Italia and overall at Eneco Tour. Signed from Columbia-HTC along with Lövkvist, Henderson and Possoni, he’s set to have his chance at leading a team. However with riders of the calibre of Gerrans, Flecha and Lövkvist, Team Sky looks more than capable of competing on many fronts.

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