Tom Dumoulin and Bauke Mollema headline Dutch team at World Championships, Chantal Blaak returns to defend title
Sep 03 2018 09:53 pm CET

Tom Dumoulin and Bauke Mollema headline Dutch team at World Championships, Chantal Blaak returns to defend title
Tom Dumoulin and Bauke Mollema headline Dutch team at World Championships, Chantal Blaak returns to defend title
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Tom Dumoulin and Bauke Mollema will lead the team of the Netherlands at the upcoming World Championships of Innsbruck. Chantal Blaak will be back in the competition to defend her title.

The Netherlands is lining up a strong team for the World Championships that will take place on the 29th and 30th of September. Dumoulin, who finished in the second position at this year's Giro d'Italia and Tour de France, will captain the selection along with Mollema.

Wout Poels will have a free role in the men's team and they will be supported by a strong roster that includes names like Wilco Kelderman, Sam Oomen and Steven Kruisjwijk.

Next to Blaak will be other strong riders that have shown results in the 2018 season like Anna van der Breggen, Ellen van Dijk, Annemiek van Vleuten and Lucinda Brand.

The riders selected for the individual time trials are Dumoulin, Dylan van Baarle, Kelderman, Brand, van der Breggen, van Dijk, and van Vleuten. "We have an excellent season with both the elite men and the elite women, with three world champions making the Netherlands the favourite in many areas," said National coach Thorwald Veneberg.

"The selective course that the World Championships organization has drawn up fits the selection that goes to Austria. We will do everything to keep the world titles in the Netherlands."

Complete selection of the Netherlands for the World Championships men's road race:

Tom Dumoulin
Wilco Kelderman
Sam Oomen
Steven Kruijswijk
Wout Poels
Bauke Mollema
Antwan Tolhoek
Pieter Weening

Women's road race:

Ellen van Dijk
Annemiek van Vleuten
Anna van der Breggen
Lucinda Brand
Amy Pieters
Chantal Blaak
Sabrina Stultiens
Janneke Ensing

Men's individual time trial:

Tom Dumoulin
Dylan van Baarle
Wilco Kelderman

Women's individual time trial:

Lucinda Brand
Anna van der Breggen
Ellen van Dijk
Annemiek van Vleuten




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