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Van Petegem and Baguet retire today

The careers of two great cyclists will draw to a close in the West Flemish town of Desselgem at the annual Kermesse race which takes place today. The event will mark the end of the careers of two of the region's biggest names; the Quick.Step-Innergetic duo of Peter van Petegem and Serge Baguet will take to the start for the last time, competing in the 17 lap event over 153 kilometres.

Van Petegem has had a successful career that included the 2003 Flanders - Roubaix double and a silver at the world championships in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. Baguet, a former Belgian national champion, set his career highlight in 2001 with victory on the Tour de France's Stage 17 while riding for Lotto-Adecco.

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