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Davitamon boss Coucke happy

Marc Coucke, owner of the Davitamon company that sponsors the team of the same name, has said that he is not unhappy with the way Classics star Peter Van Petegem's season has unfolded so far.

"I can't say it wasn't good," Coucke told the Belgian VUM newspapers. "I think Peter [Van Petegem] rode a very successful spring. He has taken a big risk by concentrating on two races. We gave him permission to do so and we would judge him on his performances in those. Van Petegem was there. When the best went, Peter was always with them."

"Of course we would have preferred to win", team PR man Filip Demyttenaere said. "But we haven't come off much worse than we did in 2005. Our placings are better, the only thing we miss is that victory of Mattan in Gent-Wevelgem."

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