Boels-Dolmans ready to set the tone in women’s cycling on Isaac bikes
The Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team was introduced Wednesday February 6th, in Heerlen the Netherlands. The sponsors, sports management and riders of this international women’s team took the opportunity to express their ambitions to rank among the top women's teams in the internation.
According to Sports Director Steven Rooks, a major advantage for the team is the knowledge that, for the next four seasons, they have the certainty of the long-term commitment of the two main sponsors, Boels Rental and Dolmans Landscaping. “That gives both peace of mind and confidence. You can further develop the team's ambitions on that kind of foundation. Women's cycling has come a long way in the past few years, but I think that there is still room for improvement in terms of professionalisation. It’s going to be an important year for us. It’s up to us to ensure that we meet the basic conditions to create a situation in which the riders can perform at their best." According to Team Manager Danny Stam, his team is ready for the challenge. “A great deal was invested in new riders this winter, who will be a major asset to the team, hopefully from the start to the end of the season. I am therefore hopeful of a strong start in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, which could give the team a good push in the right direction. Our strength lies in the one-day races, and we’ve set our sights firmly on the World Cup races. I really believe we can be one of the leading teams in those kinds of competitions. And then it’s up to the riders – with my guidance of course – to bring it to a good conclusion. What’s most important is that we achieve our goals and earn spots on the stage by winning important one-day races. Apart from that, I hope to compete for a spot on the stage with these riders in the Team Time Trial World Championship.”
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Robert Vrancken, managing director of Isaac in conversation with Adrie Visser