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Meersman to FdJ

Meersman in the break

Meersman in the break (Image credit: John Pierce)

Gianni Meersman will move to the Francaise des Jeux next season after turning down offers from Saunier Duval - Prodir, T-Mobile, Quick.Step - Innergetic, and Rabobank according to The neo-pro showed great promise early this year at the Tour of Georgia and the Tour of Austria. He was also seventh at the Tour of Belgium. Meersman will be come the fourth Belgian on the FdJ team under Marc Madiot. He will join Philippe Gilbert, Jelle Vanendert and Tom Stubbe on the team.

Meersman now rides for the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team, which is disbanding at the end of the season.