By Bjorn Haake
Andy Cappelle has signed a one-year contract with Belgian Continental team Palmans-Cras. Cappelle rode for Landbouwkrediet the previous three years, but was left without a team after the 2008 season.
The team confirmed to Cyclingnews that Cappelle will ride all the important Belgian races, including Omloop Waasland, Dwars Door Vlaanderen, the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke and the Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde.
Cappelle was the Belgian U23 champion in 1999 and 2000, and he began racing as a professional in 2001 with the Saint-Quentin team of France. He joined Marlux - Ville de Charleroi in 2002 and rode for Chocolate Jacques - Wincor Nixdorf in 2004 before moving to Landbouwkrediet.
Palmans-Cras has already Dieter Cappelle in the line-up, but the two are not related to each other.