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Silence-Lotto to change name for 2010

Silence-Lotto rider Philippe Gilbert

Silence-Lotto rider Philippe Gilbert (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Belgian cycling team Silence-Lotto will change its name for the 2010 season. Silence's parent company Omega-Pharma wants to promote one of its new pharmaceutical brands, according to Sportweek.

The team is expected to announce the new name at a press conference on Wednesday in Nazareth, Belgium, with its rider and new World Champion, Australian Cadel Evans in attendance. Evans, twice second in the Tour de France, won the World Championship on Sunday in Mendrisio, Switzerland.

Omega-Pharma has sponsored the team since 2005 under three different names: Davitamon-Lotto (2005-2006), Predictor-Lotto (2007) and Silence-Lotto (2008-2009).

The team also renewed the contract of Belgian Olivier Kaisen on Monday, according to Sportweek.

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