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Bakelants joins Silence-Lotto for 2010

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
September 14, 2009, 13:17 BST,
Updated:
September 14, 2009, 12:19 BST
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Monday, September 14, 2009
Jan Bakelants (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator) out the back after some mechenical problems.

Jan Bakelants (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator) out the back after some mechenical problems.

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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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