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Vanendert chooses Française over Rabobank

Jelle Vanendert will ride for French ProTour team La Française des Jeux in 2008. The 22 year-old, currently riding for the Belgian Professional Continental Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen team, decided not to accept an offer from the Dutch Rabobank team.

Vanendert was worried that if he rode for Rabobank he would be riding in the shadow of Thomas Dekker and Robert Gesink, according to Sportswereld.be. The Belgian rider is hoping he'll be afforded more freedom at La Française des Jeux.

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