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"Bjorn will be 39 years old in 2016 and his salary weighs heavy on the team budget. He has had an impressive career and two great seasons with Wanty-Groupe Gobert including four victories."

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30.10.2015 @ 06:00 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

The management of the Wanty-Groupe Gobert team has taken the decision not to renew Bjorn Leukemans' contract for 2016. 

"This was a difficult decision to take," general manager Jean-François Bourlart explains. "Bjorn will be 39 years old in 2016 and his salary weighs heavy on the team budget. He has had an impressive career and two great seasons with Wanty-Groupe Gobert including four victories. He has helped us to bring the team to a higher level. We thank him for what he has brought to Wanty-Groupe Gobert." 

"Meanwhile, after analyzing the current team situation with our partners, it became necessary to reflect on the future of the team and to make changes to rejuvenate the team and make it more even. That's the reason we have decided the use the available budget to sign young riders who had a very good 2015, in order to become more efficient as a team on all terrains." 

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