Van den Broeck renews with Lotto

Silence-Lotto has secured Jurgen Van den Broeck for another two years, according to GVA . The 25...

Silence-Lotto has secured Jurgen Van den Broeck for another two years, according to GVA. The 25 year-old has re-signed with the Belgian ProTour team and will ride as part of Marc Sergeant's squad until 2010.

The Belgian rider was one of the revelations of the recent Giro d'Italia, finishing seventh overall behind Alberto Contador (Astana).

Van den Broeck began his career riding for the Quick Step feeder team, before turning professional with US Postal in 2004. He made the switch to Predictor - Lotto in 2007.

Initially Van den Broeck was known for his time trialing ability, but has shown this year that he can hold his own in the hillier classics and stage races. In 2001 Van den Broeck won the time trial at the Junior World Championships. Since turning professional he has managed just one win, the derny criterium in Schriek, Belgium.

Van den Broeck is recovering from an injury at the moment, but should be back in action for the Belgian championships on June 29.

(Editorial assistance and research provided by Susan Westemeyer)

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