Team DSM deny Van Wilder is on the verge of breaking contract

Belgian Ilan Van Wilder of Team DSM celebrates on the podium in the white jersey for best young rider after the second stage of the 73rd edition of the Criterium du Dauphine cycling race 173 km between Brioude and Saugues France Monday 31 May 2021 BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Ilan Van Wilder (Team DSM) in the white young rider's jersey midway through the 2021 Critérium du Dauphiné (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Ilan Van Wilder could become the latest Team DSM rider to break his contract with the German squad, according to a report in Dutch media, though the team have dismissed the possibility of an early departure for the rider who turned pro with them last season.

The 21-year-old Van Wilder is a highly rated young rider who finished on the podium of the Tour de l'Avenir in 2019 and has impressed this season. In recent months, he has taken top-five placings in time trials at the Tour de Romandie, Critérium du Dauphiné, and Belgian National Championships.

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