Vacansoleil breaks with Bianchi as sponsor hopes fade

For the second time this season, general manager Daan Luijkx has told the riders and staff of Vacansoleil-DCM to look out for new employment as the team's future is still not secure. As the search for replacements for its two exiting title sponsors continues, the squad has now mutually terminated its contract with equipment sponsor Bianchi. The Dutch media has speculated that Belkin would ride on the Italian bikes next season, while Belkin sponsor Giant moves to Argos-Shimano.

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