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Gerrans gets Crédit deal, Quick.Step re-signs duo

Australian rider Simon Gerrans is leaving one French ProTour team for another. The AG2r Prévoyance rider, who is currently contesting the Tour de France with the squad, has signed a one-year contract with Roger Legeay's Crédit Agricole, with an option for another season the squad has announced.

Meanwhile Quick.Step-Innergetic's Sébastien Rosseler and Steven De Jongh are staying put. The Belgian team announced the pair had re-signed overnight. Rosseler, who has been with the team since 2005, extended his contract through the 2008 season, with the 26 year-old also having an option for 2009. De Jongh signed a one-year contract for next season.

"We are very proud for the confidence that our riders have in us," said team manager Patrick Lefevere. "With these new contracts Boonen's blue train will remain the same for the next year." SW

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