Roompot-Charles folds at the end of 2019 after failing to get new sponsors
Oct 04 2019 09:00 pm CET

Roompot-Charles folds at the end of 2019 after failing to get new sponsors
Roompot-Charles folds at the end of 2019 after failing to get new sponsors
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Roompot-Charles has announced that it will not be part of the professional peloton next season after failing to get a new sponsor.

At the end of July, Roompot Vakanties announced that it will stop sponsoring the Dutch team. Since then, the team has been trying to attract a new main sponsor but all the attempts have been unsuccessful.

"We have waited for as long as possible to make this announcement," said Roompot-Charles' manager Michael Zijlaard. "After all, you keep hoping that a solution would still be found somewhere, even though the chances decreased by the day. Now, unfortunately, it is final and after five good years we and our team are saying goodbye to professional cycling."

The Dutch team started in 2015 in the professional continental peloton and in these five years, riders like Dylan Groenewegen, Antwan Tolhoek and Martijn Tusveld have been part of the formation. "In recent years, many riders have been able to show themselves in our colours," said team manager Nick Nuyens.

"We are proud that many of them have been able to make the switch to the WorldTour or other professional teams. Also, several riders and staff have already found a new team for next year. We hope that everyone ends up well and we will guide them wherever possible in their search for a new employer."

The last race of the Dutch formation will be Putte-Kapellen on October 15 and Lars Boom and Sean De Bie will ride some cyclocross races in the Charles outfit.
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