By Susan Westemeyer
Geert Verheyen will ride for the Belgian Professional Continental Team Mitsubishi-Jartazi-Protech in the coming season. "I am totally content. The uncertainty of the last few weeks was not pleasant," the 34 year-old wrote on his website, geertverheyen.be.
He was happy to be joining his former Lotto directeur sportif Jef Braeckevelt again. Braeckevelt was with Lotto from 1989 to 2002. "I have always wanted to work again with Jef and now it has come to pass."
The team has already announced the signings of Frank Vandenbroucke, Igor Abakoumov, Stefan Van Dijck, Janek Tombak and James Vanlandschoot.
Verheyen turned pro in 1994 with Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx before joining Lotto for the 1998-2000 seasons. Since then he has ridden for Rabobank, Marlux-Wincor-Nixdorf, Chocolade Jacques and Landbouwkrediet. He has been with Quick.Step-Innergetic the last two years.