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by Mark Zalewski
November 16, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Thomas Dekker publishes book recounting Rabobank doping culture; Fewer tests by French anti-doping agency due to budget shortfalls; Ralph Denk: Bora–Hansgrohe more than team Sagan; Greg Van Avermaet has successful surgery; Degenkolb on leaving Giant-Alpecin; LottoNL-Jumbo adds to 2017 roster; Canyon Bicycles – Shimano team goes UCI Continental for 2017; Giant posts lower global sales; Floating bicycle path proposal for Chicago River; Track World Cup Apeldoorn highlights; Greg Lemond documentary; Revolution Champions League.
The Lotto-NL-Jumbo team added Amund Grøndahl Jansen to its 2017 roster, which is highlighted by the other additions of Lars Boom, Daan Olivier, Stef Clement, Juan Jose Lobato and Jurgen Van den Broeck.
“We had close contact with his Norwegian team on the development of Amund,” said technical director Nico Verhoeven. He fits our team because we want to develop young talent to the top, especially for the Classics.
The addition of Lars Boom will hope to fill the Classics hole with the departure of Sep Vanmarcke.
“There are still a few things missing on my palmares, especially a big classic win. I also want to working with the team again carefully picking my races,” Boom said. “It is nice to see how the team has so much energy for the development of materials and training.”
The team is hoping to build off its success with sprinter Dylan Groenewegen who had 11 of the 19 wins this year. As well the team is hoping to contend in the Grand Tours with Steven Kruijswijk, who was close to the podium in the Giro d’Italia before a late-race crash in the Maglia Rosa pushed him to fourth. He also crashed early in the Vuelta a Espana which ended his bid for a podium there.
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