Transfers: Van Den Broeck joins Katusha; Mezgec to Orica-GreenEdge

Jurgen Van Den Broeck ends his nine-year association with Lotto by joining Katusha while Orica-GreenEdge bolster their sprint power

Jurgen Van Den Broeck and Luka Mezgec (Watson)

Grand Tour specialist Jurgen Van Den Broeck has left Lotto-Soudal to join Katusha in 2016, the Russian team has confirmed.

The Belgian brings to an end his nine-year association with the Lotto team, having joined from the Discovery Channel team in 2007. In that time he has claimed two top-five finishes in the Tour de France, including third place in 2010, as well as top-10s in both the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.