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Ben Hermans is leaving Topsport Vlaanderen to join Team RadioShack. The young Belgian called the transfer “a dream”.
The first-year-pro is a gifted climber, but also a good time trialist. This season he wore the leader's jersey for one stage in the Vuelta a Burgos and finished second in the GP Kanton Argau – Gippingen.
Hermans, 22, had a contract with Belgian squad Topsport Vlaanderen through 2010, but was able to buy out the contract. “With this transfer to RadioShack, a dream comes true,” he said, according to Het Nieuwsblad. Reportedly, Hermans only has a verbal agreement with the newly formed US team, with the two-year contract yet to be signed.
Hermans will be the third Belgian on the team including Lance Armstrong. It has already been announced that Gert Steegmans and Sebastien Rosseler will join the new US outfit.
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