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by Mark Zalewski
April 29, 2017
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In another shift in the cyclocross world of contracts ending early during the off-season, instead of at the end of the calendar year, Wietse Bosmans will be changing teams to ERA-Circus as of 1 May, leaving the Beobank-Corendon team ahead of schedule. The 25-year-old will replace Julien Taramarcaz, who retired at the end of this season, and fill the role to support team leader Laurens Sweeck.
Wietse Bosmans is a journeyman of cyclocross.
“My move to ERA-Circus is a deliberate decision taken in consultation with all parties,” said Bosmans.
“With Marc Herremans I now work closely with someone I had with a good band. I had six great years at Beobank, but it will do me well to race in a new environment. ”
Bosmans will continue his original plan of racing on the mountain bike this year ahead of the cyclocross season.
“I’m not an experienced hand at mountain biking, but I want to see how far I get in a few World Cups. My first mountain bike race of the season is the Belgian Mountainbike Challenge (BEMC) in La Roche-en-Ardenne. “