September 29, 2008 (Ebikon, Switzerland) – CervÃ©lo TestTeam is pleased to announce the signing of Hayden Roulston from New Zealand. The twenty-seven year old from Christchurch (NZL) recently returned from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, with a silver medal in the 4000m individual pursuit and a bronze medal as a member of the New Zealand pursuit team.
“I’m very pleased to be a part of the CervÃ©lo TestTeam,” said Hayden Roulston. “The goals of the team fit perfectly with my own personal objectives for the current season. I’m very happy to be a part of this and excited about the future.”
Roulston rode with Cofidis (2003/04) and with Discovery (2005) until a heart condition sidelined him in 2006. However despite the time off he managed to become the New Zealand National Road Race Champion that year. His biggest success to date is as the back-to-back winner of the 2006 and 2007 Tour of Wellington and Tour of Southland.
In 2008 he also won the UCI Oceania Tour and he has also won races in Europe. In addition to road racing he returned to the track and also won several titles at the New Zealand and Oceania track championships.