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Road Season Preview 2004

January 16, 2004

Chocolade Jacques - Wincor Nixdorf

Chocolade Jacques presentation

The new Belgian Division I team Chocolade Jacques was presented in Waregem, Belgium on Thursday. The team, based on the old Marlux-Wincor-Nixdorf squad, is managed by Jef Braeckeveldt with Johan Capiot and Andrei Tchmil as directeurs sportifs. Dave Bruylandts, Bart Voskamp and Jans Koerts will be the team's top riders.

"It's a balanced group that should do as well on the flat as on the climbs," commented manager Braeckevelt. "We will try to get a start in the Tour, because in every way we are strong enough for it."

Andrei Tchmil said that the team has to "learn to ride together" but it will try and show itself in the classics and the small stage races. Johan Capiot echoed these comments, adding that he hoped the sponsors wouldn't expect too much of them in the first few months. "We still should perform," said Capiot.

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