Avermaet ready to re-up, brings D'Hollander to Lotto

Greg Van Avermaet is ready to extend his contract with team Predictor-Lotto through the 2010 season. He has also convinced the team to sign his brother-in-law, Glenn D'Hollander. However, the team's sponsorship contracts expire in 2008, and no final decision has yet been reached as to whether they will be extended.

Van Avermaet, 22, has a contract for the coming year with the team, but decided to extend it early. "At this moment I have a good feeling. That is what counts," he told the Gazet van Antwerpen. He was pleased that the team has signed D'Hollander at his request, saying, "That is great proof of the confidence they have in me." This was his first pro season, and he had five wins, including stage wins in the Tour of Qatar and the Tour de Wallonie.

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