The Dane Martin Pedersen has signed for the continental team Christina Watches-Onfone for 2012. Pedersen, who won the Rund um Kln 2009 was left without a contract when the Leopard-Trek and RadioShack teams merged earlier this year. The 28-year-old Pedersen was one of many riders following the merger of Leopard Trek and RadioShack who were left searching for new teams. He hoped for a team from the World Tour or Pro Continental level, but like so many of his former teammates found opportunities lacking.
By signing with the Danish Christina Watches-Onfone team, Pedersen expects a new start. “I know these guys and I’m sure we will have fun. You spend more time together than with your family.”