Walker turns Pro with Rabobank

During the current season, 20 year-old William Walker will make the switch from the Rabobank Continental Team to the Rabobank ProTeam. The Australian under-23 national champion and Rabobank's general director Theo de Rooij have reached an agreement over a pro contract that will run through December 31, 2008. By mutual agreement, the switch will most likely be made halfway into the 2006 season.

Walker, who won the silver medal in the road race at the last U23 World Championships in Madrid, Spain, before taking the Australian title in January this year, is in his second season with Rabobank. Recently interviewed by Cyclingnews, the Australian said he hadn't set himself any particular goals for this season. "I'm just going to try and go well in every race I do - it's as simple as that," Walker said. "I'll probably have a bit easier time in July in terms of training, but [my objective] is just go well in every race. Except for the ones with cobbles... I'll take those ones easy," he added.

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