Gert Dockx will be a stagiaire with Team Columbia, as of August 1. His first race with the USA ProTour team will be the Sparkassen Giro Bochum on August 3.
"My goal as a beginner is to see where I stand in comparison with the experienced pros," he said, according to wieleradveis.com. "My aim next season is to perform consistently from April through the World Championships. If I can do that..."
He currently rides for the Team Beveren 2000 and has two victories this season, stage three of the Ronde de l'Isard and the one-day race Nieuwrode-Holsbeek. (SW)