Lindgren & Lund become pros

Swede Johan Lindgren, currently riding for French team U Nantes-Atlantique, will be joining the pro ranks as of next season. The 20 year-old was recruited by Francaise des Jeux' Marc Madiot and signed with the ProTeam for two years. He will be joining fellow Swedes Thomas Lövkvist and Gustav-Erik Larsson at the team. Coming from Belgium, where he raced for KSV Deerlijk as a junior, Lindgren hopes to participate in the Northern Classics soon - the first cobblestone hill he climbed was the Nokereberg.

Moreover, according to French website Velo101, Danish rider Anders Lund will be racing for Team CSC next year. "It's a dream come true to me," said the 21 year-old, who become second at the U23 European championships last year. "I'm very happy to have signed at CSC as it was a big objective. Now that it's done I'm of course very proud." Team director Bjarne Riis predicted that Lund would have "a great career. He has great talent, and the potential to become a brilliant rider."

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