Veranda's Willems-Crelan could merge with Dutch team Roompot in 2019

World champion Wout van Aert bemoans lack of communication around team's situation

Wout Van Aert during the 2018 edition of Paris-Roubaix

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Veranda's Willems-Crelan could merge with Dutch team Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij, the Belgian team's management have confirmed.

Sniper Cycling, the holding company of Veranda's Willems-Crelan, said on Tuesday that a "possible cooperation" could prove a "win-win" for both the Pro Continental teams. The team added that they would remain in existence whether or not the deal took place.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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