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Young Classics specialist Jan Bakelants leaves Topsport-Vlaanderen for ProTour
Belgium's Jan Bakelants step up to top-level ProTour team, Silence-Lotto, next season.
Bakelants, 23 started with Topsport-Vlaanderen as a stagiaire in August 2008, and went on to win the Tour de l'Avenir that year. This season he lacked wins, but did bring in a number of top ten finishes, including eighth overall at the Eneco Tour.
He won Liège-Bastogne-Liège for espoirs and the Circuit des Ardennes in 2008, before joining Topsport-Vlaanderen.
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