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Milram signs Belgian duo

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Cycling News
Published:
October 12, 2009, 18:12 BST,
Updated:
October 12, 2009, 19:50 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Roy Sentjens will move from Silence-Lotto to Milram for the 2010 season.

Roy Sentjens will move from Silence-Lotto to Milram for the 2010 season.

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Sentjens and De Vocht strengthen Milram for spring classics

Team Milram has added two Belgian classics riders for the 2010 season, the team announced on Monday. Roy Sentjens, 29, and Wim De Vocht, 27 each signed a one-year contract over the weekend for the German ProTour squad.

"We are very pleased to have signed these two riders", said Gerry van Gerwen, Team Milram manager. "Both will help us with the future development of our team. Together with Gerald Ciolek, Servais Knaven and Niki Terpstra they will ensure that our performance at the classics will be different to this season. Both Sentjens and De Vocht know the spring races very well and are of course highly motivated for the classics in their home country."

Roy Sentjens won the U23 category of the Ronde van Vlaanderen in 2001 and signed as a professional with Rabobank for the following season. In 2003 he celebrated his biggest victory to date with a win at the Belgian semi-classic Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. After five years as a professional with Rabobank, the Belgian transferred to Silence-Lotto in 2007.

Wim De Vocht won the U23 Ronde van Vlaanderen in 2003 while riding for the Quick Step development team. Between 2005 and 2008 De Vocht rode for Silence-Lotto and spent 2009 racing for Team Vacansoleil. Amongst his greatest successes are a second place at the Grand Prix Rik Van Steenbergen and a ninth place at the Belgian classic Omloop Het Volk.

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