On the same day that an American team won the Tour de France and American Levi Leipheimer finished on the podium, Slipstream Sports manager Jonathan Vaughters announced that he had signed compatriots Christian Vande Velde and Dave Zabriskie, both from team CSC, and Scottish rider David Millar, from Saunier Duval-Prodir.
Vaughters also said Slipstream was on the verge of signing a former Paris-Roubaix winner, but was not yet able to name the rider. Active Paris-Roubaix winners include Stuart O'Grady (2007), Fabian Cancellara (2006), Tom Boonen (2005), Magnus Bäckstedt (2004), Peter Van Petegem (2003), and Frederic Guesdon (1997). With both O'Grady and Cancellara committed to Team CSC in 2008, and Boonen staying with Quick Step-Innergetic, the possibilities can only include Bäckstedt, Van Petegem and Guesdon.
Lastly, I wonder who is getting the axe?
In all, Vaughters is letting 10 riders go from this year's 22-rider squad.