Tomorrow, Saturday 18th October, Frederik Willems will ride his last race as a pro, in Sint-Jan-in-Eremo. The 35-year-old man from East-Flanders will become sports director in the Lotto Soudal team next year. At the beginning of August Willems fell at a training trip and got some severe injuries. He needed surgery of his collar bone. This forced him to rest some weeks. Since three weeks he started training again. Just a few ribs are still causing some problems.
Frederik Willems was a pro for thirteen seasons. In 2009 he won the GC of the Three Days De Panne-Koksijde. Three years before that win he did the same in the Etoile de Bessèges. He also won four stages in several stage races. Today he reflects about his career and looks forward to what the future will bring.
Four milestones in my career
Always look forward
An honour to become sports director
More info about the farewell race of Frederik Willems: http://www.frederikwillems.be/
Lotto Belisol ends the season with 29 official UCI victories. An overview.
First victory Down Under
Greipel wins solo
Two national titles
Victory Eneco Tour
Hansen celebrates 10th GT with stage win
Sluitingsprijs = 29th victory
Kermesses and criteriums
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Last week, from Monday 29th of September until Friday 3rd of October, the Belgian Federal Public Service Finance participated in the MOVE Week. This is a health campaign, set up in 2012 by ISCA (International Sport and Culture Association), which takes place simultaneously in the whole of Europe. It's the ambition to have an extra 100 million Europeans that move actively, by sport for example, by 2020. The Federal Public Service Finance organized four activities, spread over Belgium. One was a breakfast in ten different cities to reward their employees who come to work by bike. The Lotto Belisol riders gladly supported this initiative.
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