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5 New Riders completes Rabobank Giant Off Road Team

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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…

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Giant Beefing Up Presence in MTB Racing

giant beefing up presence in mtb racing   Giant Beefing Up Presence in MTB Racing

Bike manufacturer Giant is looking to establish a stronger presence in mountain bike racing for this year, with the formation of the new Rabobank-Giant Off-Road Team and the expansion of the Giant Factory Off-Road Team.

The two MTB teams now boast of an elite collection of Olympians and world champions, plus a powerful squad of free-ride stars. These riders will also be playing a major role in the testing and development of Giant equipment, particularly in the tough competitive environment of professional racing. Such equipment will include Maestro suspension bikes, XtC hardtails, and TCX cyclo-cross bicycles.

The Rabobank-Giant Off-Road Team is the latest addition to Giant’s MTB lineup, with Olympic rider Adam Craig headlining the young squad together with Emil Lindren, Fabian Giger, and Henk Jaap Moorlag. Giant is looking to do a full-time racing schedule for its cross-country and cyclo-cross riders all throughout the season, with XC racing…

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