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Veikkanen to Lotto

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 29, 2010, 8:10 BST,
Updated:
July 29, 2010, 14:23 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Friday, July 30, 2010
Jussi Veikkanen (Française Des Jeux)

Jussi Veikkanen (Française Des Jeux)

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Finnish rider leaves FDJ for Belgian team

According to several French news outlets, Jussi Veikkanen is reported to have signed with Belgian team Omega Pharma-Lotto for next year, with another season as an option after completing 2011. The Finnish Française des Jeux rider will move to Belgium, re-joining his former team-mate Philippe Gilbert.

A pro rider since 2005, the Finnish champion won a stage in the Tour Mediterranéen this year, after finishing second in the event last season. He also placed third in the Tour du Haut-Var and ninth in the Tour Down Under in 2009.
 

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