The Liquigas cycling team boldly signed two lesser-known American riders for 2011 in Tim Duggan and Ted King. The duo have both ridden for Pro Tour level teams in the past, but neither has been able to break through in the victory column on the Euro scene. Presumably each will be asked to work hard for the multiple team leaders on the Liquigas team, while providing a strong American presence at the Amgen Tour of Claifornia and Quiznos Challenge stage races.
Sometimes the best thing for a professional rider is shaking things up and taking on a radical new challenge. Both King and Duggan have done just that in signing with the Liquigas team. They'll be a part of one of the most dominant teams in the peloton, and each will be afforded the chance to learn under some of the best riders in the world. And while each may not have many victories throughout the year, their worth will be measure in their tireless support rather than their individual results. Two throwbacks with selfless attitudes, King and Duggan are just what liquigas needs for their team leaders.