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Velits Slovak Cyclist of the year

22-year-old Peter Velits, the 2007 U23 world champion, was named Cyclist of the Year 2007 in Slovakia. Velits, who rode in 2007 for Team Wiesenhof Felt, will join the ProTour outfit Milram along with his brother Martin and fellow Slovak Matej Jurco for the upcoming season. In second place was the young road rider Juraj Sagan, and on third place was mountain biker Filip Polc, who placed fourth overall in the UCI World Cup in four-cross.

Ludovit Lucanic contributed this report.