Boels-Dolmans extends contracts with Dideriksen, Majeurs and Pieters
Aug 21 2018 03:26 pm CET

Boels-Dolmans extends contracts with Dideriksen, Majeurs and Pieters
Boels-Dolmans extends contracts with Dideriksen, Majeurs and Pieters
Boels Dolmans Cycling Team

Danish champion Amalie Dideriksen, Luxembourg champion Christine Majerus and Amy Pieters have extended their contracts with Boels-Dolmans.

Dideriksen turned professional with the Dutch team in 2015 and in 2019 she will continue combining road and track racing. "I signed with Boels-Dolmans straight after my junior years and felt welcome right away," the rider commented. "In the past four years, I think I have grown with the team, both as a rider and as a person. I am happy to stay as the team supports and understands my goals both on the road and track.

The Dane will be doing both disciplines but focus on the track for the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020. "I've had some good races on the track and got medals both at the World Championships and the European championships, and I look forward to getting back on the track this winter as the qualification for Tokyo has started."

Majeurs joined the team in 2014 and will continue her road and cyclocross career. "Personally, my best memory was this year's 'Cross Worlds'. It’s still a bittersweet feeling because I missed out the medal. But it was still a good fight and a great atmosphere," said the rider. "Teamwise, I keep in mind that of all our victories, there isn’t one more important than the other. Because we fight for them the same way. Our full GC podium in this year’s Healthy Ageing Tour was the funniest moment, actually.

"We have shown strong performances the last years, the result of great teamwork from both riders and staff. It’s nice to see that when you put the right people and their strengths together, you can achieve great things and I was proudly part of it. I trust we can keep the good work going for another season."

Pieters, just like Diderikse, will also focus on the track events for the 2020 Olympics. "Danny (Stam, team manager of Boels-Dolmans) has a clear plan with the team and so I know what is expected of me," the Dutchwoman explained.

"In the run-up to Tokyo, I want to focus more on the track and I was given the freedom by Danny, which was very important for me. But it certainly doesn't mean that I'll race less on the road. The results in the last two years have only made me more motivated to be good on the road."




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