New bicycle team in Tampere
In team Visillatalot-Riofrio Caviar-Continental are ten racers. On background of the team is race team from Tampere called Velo 8, which have been founded in year 2007. Success has been gained before in national competitions, but this year’s goals have been sent even higher. In Finland race teams are only few. Velo 8 succeed to negotiate contracts with Visillatalot, Riofrio Caviar and Continental which possible to create larger team. In team are seven racers from regions of Tampere and brand new racers Joonas Hokka and Olli Koski from Helsinki and Lauri Koski from Kälviä. Representatives from Tampere are Henri Järvinen, Toni Lehtimäki, Tero Hämeenaho, Hannu Onnela, Jouko Mäkelä, Petri K. Leppänen and now days Living in Kuopio Paavo Hiltunen. Goals of the team are to be in Finland national competitions and race in elite series for podium places during whole season. Team Visillatalot-Riofrio Caviar-Continental drives starting season with Cervelon bicycles delivered by Signature from Tampere. Continental and Uimonen Trading factory answers to tires of the team. During Easter team is preparing for season on their own training camp at Mallorca where is also taken part in two local competitions. Season in Finland is opened at opening race at Pori at first Sunday of April.