Ludo Dierckxsens back on the bike

By Susan Westemeyer Rumours that Ludo Dierckxsens was returning to the peloton at the age of 42 have...

By Susan Westemeyer

Rumours that Ludo Dierckxsens was returning to the peloton at the age of 42 have proven to be only rumours, but the former Belgian champion is indeed on his bike again. He will be riding the bike leg in a team triathlon June 16 in Brugge, according to Sportwereld.be. His teammates will be runner Tom Van Hooste and swimmer Tine Bossuyt.

Dierckxsens is part of a campaign to encourage companies to promote more sports activities by their employees, for example, by participating in such team triathlons. "My form is not very good, but this is a good initiative," he said. "I want to get more people on the bike."

He will have to ride 40 kilometres in the triathlon. "I ought to be able to do that. I have put on eight or nine kilos, but am now doing more sport. We want to win in Brugge."

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