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by Mark Zalewski
January 21, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Caleb Ewan claims sprint hat-trick at the Tour Down Under, Porte poised for Willunga defence; Cookson defends Sutton over bullying claims, says he has a great respect for him; Tour Down Under boss pushing for World Championships in 2020; Court to rule in case involving Thomas Dekker tell-all book; Anna van der Breggen ready for new team, new challenges; Christine Majerus ready for to welcome the cyclocross world to Luxembourg; Lars Boom to skip final World Cup; Wanda Group posts nine percent gain in sports division; Steven Hyde is CX Captain America; Video: Tour Down Under, stage 4 highlights; Backstage Pass – TDU, stage 4; Velon ready to bring more action in 2017; Sven Vanthourenhout is on thin ice.
Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen says she is ready to take up the challenge of racing on the top team in the world. The Dutch rider signed with Boels-Dolmans through 2018, moving from the Rabobank Liv team.
“This is indeed the strongest team I’ve ridden on,” she told De Telegraaf.
“But that is not necessarily a disadvantage. At Rabobank Liv we consistently had a top team in recent years. As long as you’re honest with each other, a strong team has only advantages.”
A strong team might be an understatement as the European champion joins the likes of Amalie Dideriksen, the current World Champion, and American champion Megan Guarnier, who won the inaugural UCI Women’s WorldTour last season. With so many weapons the team will have many options as to which races to send which riders.
“Actually, I do not quite know how my year is going to look. I look forward to racing in April, in the Classics like Amstel Gold Race and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Furthermore, the Giro Donne and then the World Championship on a hilly course in the Norwegian city of Bergen will be a good challenge.”
Click through to read more at De Telegraaf.