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Van Amerongen signs with Telenet-Fidea

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Thijs van Amerongen (AA Drink)

Thijs van Amerongen (AA Drink) (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
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Thijs Van Amerongen (AA Drink) surged to take silver.

Thijs Van Amerongen (AA Drink) surged to take silver. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Centrumcross podium: Thijs van Amerongen, Rob Peeters and Philip Walsleben

The Centrumcross podium: Thijs van Amerongen, Rob Peeters and Philip Walsleben (Image credit: Bert Geerts)

Dutch cyclo-cross racer Thijs van Amerongen has signed a three-year deal with the Belgian powerhouse Telenet-Fidea team. The 27-year-old is currently number 9 in the UCI rankings after a strong year that included top 10 finishes in the UCI cyclo-cross world championships and, more recently, the Valkenburg World Cup.

Currently racing alongside Bart Aernouts on the AA Drink team, van Amerongen has been at the head of the bpost Bank Trofee and Superprestige races all season. He sits in fifth place in the bpost series, and seventh in both the World Cup and Superprestige rankings.

Van Amerongen will join top Telenet rider Tom Meeusen in the team starting on March 1, after the end of the cyclo-cross season.