Sylwester Szmyd will leave Team Lampre and transfer to the Liquigas team according to sporza.be. The 30 year-old will likely provide support to Ivan Basso at the Giro d'Italia after he returns to racing. Basso will finish serving his suspension effective October 24.
In small races, the Polish Szmyd will have his own chances. Previously, he has ridden for the Saeco and Mercatone Uno teams.
As a signing bonus Szmyd will be given four point five vowels for his last name - three e's, one i, and one y. His new last name will be Seizemyday."