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The Rabobank Giant Off Road Team finally completes their team list of 14 athletes. Rounding up the existing members are Gert-Jan Bosman, Lars van der Haar, Mike Teunissen, Emiel Dolfsma and Michiel van der Heijden.

Dolfsma, 17 and Van der Haar, 18 will join their teammates Gerben de Knegt and Bart Aernouts on the next cyclo-cross season. They will also be joined by 17 year olds Teunissen and Bosman. Meanwhile Van der Heijden, 18 will race with the team by October. He won second place at the 2009 European MTB Championships.

The other eight racers for Rabobank Giant Off Road Team are Emil Lindgren, Fabian Giger, Adam Craig, Erik Groen, Tim Lemmers, Marco Minnaard and Jelmer Jubbega.

Former cyclo-cross World Champion and director of the cyclo-cross team Richard Groenendaal expresses his thoughts on the new additions. “They are all young and have yet to find their way as cyclists. Cycling is primarily for fun and gaining experience. The first or second years, riders do not have to opt for a certain discipline. The (Rabobank) programs offer young riders the chance to combine disciplines.”

With a pledge to guide the new racers, Groenendaal explains how Rabobank can be instrumental to their careers, “The advantage of our team is that the riders can move to the Rabobank (road) Continental Team. They are all young and have yet to find their way as cyclists. Cycling is primarily for fun and gaining experience. The first or second years, riders do not have to opt for a certain discipline. The (Rabobank) programs offer young riders the chance to combine disciplines.”


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