Belgian cyclo-crosser Erwin Vervecken has denied recent rumours floating around the Belgian press that he will leave his Fidea team at the start of the 2009 season. Newspaper Het Nieuwsblad had reported that the triple world champion would be riding for the Revor Cycling Team in the new year, but Vervecken told Sporza that nothing was yet decided.
"I have not yet signed for anyone," he said. "And I do not intend to decided quickly. I still have an appointment with someone else next week and have already had some good offers."
Vervecken's current contract expires December 31, 2008, but the 36 year-old, who is also a qualified accountant and web designer, insisted that he has not yet contemplated retirement and may remain with his current team. "It is still not certain that I will leave Fidea," said Vervecken, who has just returned from two weeks training in Portugal. "I started badly (last season) but am not finished yet. I can still win the important races."