It looks like Stijn Vandenbergh will be signing with the new Russian team Katusha for the coming season. Although he is still waiting to sign a contract.
Vandenbergh, currently with AG2R, told sportwereld.be, "I reached an verbal agreement with the Russians. In principle the deal is done."
There is one hang-up, though – he still hasn't received the contract. "I'm a little worried," the 24 year-old admitted. "They had promised I would get the contract last week. That hasn't happened yet. I still hope everything works out, as was agreed."
Katusha is the follow-up team to Team Tinkoff, and is being put together by Andrei Tchmil and Oleg Tinkov. If Vandenbergh signs with the team, he will ride with fellow Belgians Gert Steegmans and Kenny Dehaes.(SW)