Boels-Dolmans extends D’hoore and Majerus
Boels-Dolmans has continued its run of re-signing marquee riders, announcing on Tuesday that versatile star Jolien D’hoore has extended her contract for another season while 10-time Luxembourg road champ Christine Majerus will ride on for two more years.
In recent weeks, the Dutch squad has also announced extensions for Anna van der Breggen, Chantal Blaak, Amy Pieters, and Lonneke Uneken. Only a few months ago, the team was facing an uncertain future, but a deal with a new title sponsor, SD Worx, put the team on firmer ground as of February.
D’hoore, 30, joined the team in 2019 and rode to three WorldTour victories despite missing time during the season due to injuries.
“Last year, Jolien suffered a broken collarbone and elbow, and this season she has not been able to prove herself yet because of the coronavirus pandemic,” said team director Danny Stam in a press release. “I know for sure that she is eager to excel next year in the colors of our main sponsor, SD Worx from Belgium. I am expecting a number of great wins from her on the road. She will focus on the Flemish events in the spring, and after April she will start working towards the Olympic Games in Tokyo.”
D’hoore will continue to split her focus on road events as well as the track, where she is a consistent contender in the Madison (with Lotte Kopecky) as well as the omnium.
Majerus, 33, is the longest tenured member of the Boels-Dolmans organization. Her new contract will take her through her ninth season with the squad.
“Christine has been an invaluable asset to the team since 2014,” Stam said. “She is an excellent team player and a true professional who is always willing to support others. And when she’s in a situation where she has a chance of winning, she’ll make that happen, too.”