Belgian Sportwereld reports that the former leader of the Continental EuropeTour, Frederik Willems (Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen) will be joining Italian Liquigas for the next two seasons. The 26 year-old will then be a teammate of Danilo Di Luca and Vincenzo Nibali.
"I have a basic agreement," said Willems. "I chose Liquigas over Bouygues Telecom which also wanted me. I started my professional career four years ago in Italy, with Mapei, but the project was stopped after one year. Directeur sportif Mario Chiesa noticed me in the Tour Down Under and followed up on me throughout spring. With the arrival of Belgian co-sponsor Primagaz, Liquigas is now also looking for Belgians. I think that there will be more younger riders coming."