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Leezer to Rabobank Pro team

Tom Leezer will make the jump from the Rabobank Continental Team to the Rabobank ProTour team, the team announced Friday. The 21 year-old will sign a two-year neo-pro contract.

Leezer was twice Dutch champion, as an U23 rider and as a junior rider. He joined the Continental team in 2005, winning the International Thüringen Rundfahrt that year. This year he won the Tryptique des Monts et Chauteaux, also winning one stage and the points jersey. The youngster took stages in the Olympia Tour and the Vuelta a Navarra.

"We have the feeling Tom is ready to make the switch to our pro team. His development in the Rabobank Continental Team over the past three years has been a positive one," said General Manager Theo de Rooij on the team's website, rabobank.nl. "Tom deserves a chance. We are confident that Tom can become a solid professional cyclist."

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