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Hamilton to Rock Racing

Tyler Hamilton has reportedly signed with Rock Racing for 2008. Several sources have confirmed that the team inked a deal with the one-time grand tour contender and that he plans to race with the UCI continental squad in the coming season.

VeloNews requested comment from both Hamilton and team owner Michael Ball, but neither immediately responded.


Rock Racing owner confirms Hamilton deal

Rock Racing team owner Michael Ball confirmed Friday that he has signed American Tyler Hamilton, adding that the upstart domestic road team might have “one or two more surprises” before the 2008 season begins.

“My intention is to build the best domestic team and then go from there,” Ball told VeloNews. “When a guy like Tyler is available, and we have a nice conversation and we are all on the same page, I’m willing to spend the money and bring him in. He’s a great talent and honestly, I am really proud to have him on the team – absolutely proud to have him on the team. I think he brings a lot to younger guys; he brings clout to the team and the brand. I think he’s a great guy.”

Wonder if they gave his chimera twin a contract, too …