Dave Bruylandts will return to the peloton in April next year after serving an eighteen months...
Dave Bruylandts will return to the peloton in April next year after serving an eighteen months suspension, so he's started looking for a ride. He already has the choice of three potential employers, including the continental team where ex-racer Jo Planckaert - who is serving a four year suspension - is a public relations officer.
Interested parties Champion Systems (an attire factory) and car manufacturer Hyundai say they have a budget of 400,000 Euros for a top-level rider, and have been in talks with the 29-year-old Belgian. Bruylandts confirmed he has been in negotiations with teams, saying "I have indeed spoken with them. I'll see what is best for me, because there are also two other - larger - teams who are interested." Bruylandts also said he has continued training during the time of his suspension, even last winter, trying to live as a racer would.