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2008 Tour de Georgia winner Kanstantsin Sivtsov has found a new home for 2012 with Team Sky following the collapse of his HTC-Highroad team.
The Belarussion also has won the 2004 U23 worlds road race and stage 8 of the 2009 Giro.
“I am very happy to be joining Team Sky and look forward to riding with my new teammates. The team is a strong one and I know a lot of the guys here already. I have ridden in the past with Thomas Löfkvist, Michael Barry, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Michael Rogers and Morris Possoni, and they have all told me how good it is here in terms of the organisation and the way they look after you.”
“If I get the chance to show what I can do in the week-long stage races and one of the grand tours next year I will be very happy. It was great to finish in the top 10 of the Giro this year, and even though my legs weren’t all that good, I was also able to finish eighth at the Critérium du Dauphiné a few weeks later. Hopefully I will be able to ride even better next year if I have more team-mates there to support me in these types of races.”