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Pauwels extends

Kevin Pauwels extended his contract with the Fidea Cycling team, despite rumours that he would sign with the Sunweb-Projob team. Pauwels, the 2004 Espoir Cyclo-cross World Champion, signed on for three more years with manager Hans van Kasteren, according to

Pauwels is ranked 14th in the world after taking sixth in the GvA-cross in Hasselt and fifth in the Superprestige-cross in Gavere. Second ranked Zdenek Stybar also was given a new contract proposal from Fidea. The Czech winner of the Kalmthout World Cup was being wooed by Sunweb-ProJob as well, but it is uncertain which team he will choose.

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. A former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.