Hermans to switch to Leopard Trek
Leopard Trek has announced the signing of Radioshack's Ben Hermans on a two-year deal for the 2012 season onwards.
The Belgian youngster has been branded by the Luxembourg-based team as "a perfect addition to the team's core of climbers and time trialists."
The 25-year-old has been tipped by the team as having room for improvement, and Hermans believes the move will give him the chance to take those strides.
"It’s one of the most exciting outfits in professional cycling,” Hermans said.
“This team is all the way professional: the riders are amazing, the staff is great and the equipment is the best available. I’m sure I can further improve my skills here. There's a lot of hard work to come, but I'm ready for that.”
“We have closely monitored Ben’s results and development," Leopard Trek team manager Kim Andersen added, "and I’m really looking forward to working with him. Ben is still young, but he is very professional and has the right attitude."