Belgian TV station VRT has reported that two days after the Tom Boonen's world championship win in Madrid, José De Cauwer has resigned from his post as Belgian national coach, taking a new role with Davitamon-Lotto. Quick.Step manager Patrick Lefevere recently voiced complaints that De Cauwer favoured the Davitamon-Lotto team, and in light of this new appointment, the issue has become highly controversial within the realm of Belgian cycling.
Before he takes up the position, De Cauwer also has a court case involving his alleged supplying of doping products on October 4; he is accused of supplying former rider Ronny Vansweevelt with amphetamines via De Cauwer's mailbox. His lawyer is arguing that since the events happened 10 years ago, the case should be dropped.
Courtesy of Sabine Sunderland