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TW Classic sponsors amateur team

Belgian ex-professional Ludwig Wijnants and concert promoter Herman Schueremans will sponsor a new Belgian amateur team by the name of TW Classic (a big music festival in Torhout-Werchter). The team existed 20 years ago as a professional squad, and Wijnants won a stage of the Tour de France in TW Classic colours. But neither Wijnants nor Schueremans will direct the team, as both have other jobs.

"It's not that I want to come back to the cycling world per se," said Wijnants to Sportwereld.be. "In the first place, it's to help a former employee of mine who needs it. The guy started a team, signed riders but suddenly saw his sponsors vanish. There he stood then. I put it to Herman Schueremans whether he would be interested in springing into the breach. He did that as a favour for me. You should know that Herman and I always get on really well with each other. Even before the stage win in the Tour. We have remained comrades."

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