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Svein Tuft to ride with Australia's GreenEDGE

Updated: August 24, 2011, 07:25

SYDNEY (AP) Canada's Svein Tuft has signed to ride for the Australian GreenEDGE cycle team next season.

The 34-year-old Tuft is a silver medalist in the time trial at the 2008 world championships.

He is the 11th signing for GreenEDGE, Australia's first UCI World Tour-licensed team which is in the process of applying for a ProTeam license for next year.

Other recent signings include Australians Stuart O'Grady, Simon Gerrans, Simon Clarke, Cameron, Travis Meyer, and Jack Bobridge, as well as Dutch rider Jens Mouris.

Tuft spent this season riding with Canadian team SpiderTech-C10 after the two previous seasons with Garmin-Cervelo.

He said he liked the energy Australians have for bike racing: "They race hard but have a lot of fun doing it.''

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