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No new contract for Wielinga

By Susan Westemeyer

Remmert Wielinga is searching for a new team for the 2008 season, as he has not been offered a contract from Saunier Duval. The 29 year-old Dutchman joined the Spanish team for the 2007 season.

Wielinga was not selected for the Tour de France and had only moderate results over the year, finishing eighth in the Paris-Nice prologue and 12th in the opening time trial at the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon.

He turned pro in 2001 and rode for De Nardi and Rabobank for two years each, before spending one season each with Quick.Step and Saunier Duval.

Nine riders are leaving Saunier Duval at the end of the season, including Gilberto Simoni, David Millar and Koldo Gil. The team is still waiting to hear the final results on Iban Mayo's positive doping test, as it is still not clear whether the B-test was positive for EPO or not.

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