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Vansevenant renews

Wim Vansevenant has signed for Davitamon-Lotto for two more years and won't be following his friend Peter Van Petegem who didn't get his contract renewed. Vansevenant says he is happy to finish his career with Davitamon-Lotto.

"It was a nice opportunity to announce that I'm prolonging my contract with DVL for another two years; it gets good publicity this way," Vansevenant told VRT during Monday's Tour de France rest day. Like most Tour riders, he didn't spend the whole day off the bike, but nevertheless the Tour's first break was an easy day. "Today was quite restful. Training, massage and a bit of sitting around and having coffee," he said.

Vansevenant has been a worker for green jersey Robbie McEwen in the opening stages of the Tour, but his role is a bout to change. "My task so far has been to keep things together for the sprint, so that my team mates could save themselves for what is to come," he said. "Now I'll have to work for Cadel Evans and I hope we can end up winning the yellow jersey."

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