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Belkin Pro Cycling Team
Belkin Pro Cycling Team logo.png
Team information
UCI code BEL
Based Netherlands
Founded 1984 (1984)
Discipline Road
Status UCI ProTeam
Bicycles Colnago (1984–2008)
Giant (2009–2013)
Bianchi (2014–)
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Richard Plugge
Team name history
  • 1984–1986
  • 1987–1989
  • 1990–1992
  • 1993–1994
  • 1995
  • 1996–2012
  • 2013
  • 2013–2014
  • 2015-
  • Kwantum-Decosol
  • Superconfex-Yoko
  • Buckler-Colnago
  • Wordperfect
  • Novell
  • Rabobank
  • Blanco
  • Belkin
  • Team LottoNL-Jumbo
Belkin Pro Cycling Team jersey
Jersey
Current season

Belkin Pro Cycling Team is a professional bicycle racing team, successor of the former Rabobank. The team consists of three sections: ProTeam (the UCI ProTour team), Continental (a talent team racing in the UCI Europe Tour), and Cyclo-cross.

The cycling team was founded for the 1984 season under the name Kwantum, based around Jan Raas, with mostly cyclists coming from the TI-Raleigh cycling team.[1] With Raas as directeur sportif from 1985 onwards, the head sponsor was succeeded by Superconfex, Buckler, Wordperfect and Novell, respectively, before Raas signed a contract with Dutch bank Rabobank in 1996. Since 1984, the team has entered every Tour de France[2] and since the introduction of divisions in 1998, the team has always been in the first division.[3] A 2012 investigation by Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant concluded that doping was at least tolerated, from the team's 1996 beginnings until at least 2007.[4] Rabobank announced in October 2012 that it would end its sponsorship of professional cycling at the end of the year, with the team announcing its intention to continue as a ‘white label’ under a new foundation yet to be established.[5] On 13 December 2012 it was announced the team would participate in 2013 under the Blanco name, with the intention to find a sponsor for 2014 or to stop the team otherwise.[6] A deal was subsequently struck for consumer electronics company Belkin to take on sponsorship from the 2013 Tour de France until the end of 2015.[7]

History[edit]

In road bicycle racing, teams take name from their main sponsors. The Belkin Pro Cycling Team has previously had the following sponsors, and thus names.

Kwantum Hallen-Decosol-Yoko (1984–1986)[edit]

After the season of 1983, the TI-Raleigh team split up because of tension between former world champion Jan Raas and team leader Peter Post,[8] with seven cyclists following Post to the new Panasonic-team and six cyclists joining Raas to the Kwantum team.[9] The team captains of the Kwantum team were Guillaume Driessens, Jan Gisbers and Walter Godefroot.[10] In their first year, the team managed to win the intermediate sprints classification and one stage in the 1984 Tour de France, the Amstel Gold Race and the Dutch national road championship.[10] After the 1984 season, Jan Raas stopped as an active cyclist and became team manager. In 1985 the Kwantum team had a successful year. Victories included two Tour de France stages, the Tour of Luxembourg, Paris–Tours, Paris–Brussels, the Tirreno–Adriatico, the Tour of Belgium, again the Dutch national road championship, and the World cycling championship (Joop Zoetemelk).[11] 1986 was less successful; the most important victory was Tour of Belgium.[12]

Superconfex-Yoko (1987–1989)[edit]

For the 1987 season, the main sponsor became Superconfex. In that year, the team was officially known as Superconfex – Kwantum – Yoko – Colnago. Jan Raas remained the team leader. After a victory in Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne for Ludo Peeters, the new sprinter Jean-Paul van Poppel (coming from the Skala cycling team) gave the team a great year, with three stage wins in the Tour de France (of which two for van Poppel) and the victory in the points classification in the Tour de France for Jean-Paul van Poppel. Joop Zoetemelk ended his career with a victory in the Amstel Gold Race.[13] From 1988 on, the team was known as Superconfex – Yoko – Opel – Colnago. 1988 was also a successful season for the team, with victories in Paris–Brussels, the Tour of Ireland, the Tour of Belgium, the Amstel Gold Race, and six stages in the Tour de France.[14] In the 1989 season, Jean-Paul van Poppel changed to the Panasonic team. In 1989 his sprinting capacities were missed, and the number of victories was reduced. Still, Paris–Brussels, the Tour of Flanders and Paris–Tours were won, together with two stages in the 1989 Tour de France.[15]

Buckler-Colnago-Decca (1990–1992)[edit]

After the 1989 season, the main sponsoring was taken over by Buckler. The Tour of Belgium was won again, and the Ronde van Nederland was won as well. That year, the team had the winner of the Dutch national road race championships again, as Peter Winnen won the race.[16] In 1991, the team won the Amstel Gold Race, the Ronde van Nederland and Tour of Flanders. The team had taken over Steven Rooks from the Panasonic team, who immediately became the Dutch national road race champion.[17] The worst year in the team's history was 1992. Only 26 races were won in the season, compared to 64 victories in the successful 1988 season.[18] 1992 also saw a young Erik Dekker entering the team. After that season, Buckler decided to stop sponsoring.

Wordperfect-Colnago-Decca (1993–1994)[edit]

A new sponsor was found in WordPerfect. Steven Rooks left the team, Raúl Alcalá joined the team. Still, the 1993 season did not turn out a great season, with only 29 victories, the most important being Three Days of De Panne and the Tour DuPont.[19] In 1993 and 1994, Michael Boogerd and Leon van Bon started their professional career in the team, and Viatcheslav Ekimov also came. The Tour du Pont was won again, together with the Tour of Luxembourg. The year still was disappointing with only 25 victories.

Novell Software-Decca (1995)[edit]

In 1995, the team was joined by Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, the winner of the points classification in the 1994 Tour de France. Abdoujaparov won one stage in the Tour de France, but other than that, the year was still not what the sponsors had hoped, so a new sponsor had to be found. The title sponsor of the previous two years, WordPerfect, was a product of Novell Software, which carried the team's name this one season.

Rabobank (1996–2012)[edit]

Raas became the team manager of the Rabobank team while Theo de Rooy, Adrie van Houwelingen and Zoetemelk were directeur sportifs.[20] As a Dutch cycling team, the team has signed many of the prominent Dutch cyclists of the 1990s including Adrie van der Poel, Richard Groenendaal and Erik Breukink as well as keeping the prominent Dutch cyclists from the Novell team that included Leon van Bon, Erik Dekker and Michael Boogerd. In addition the team had many successful cyclists in Edwig van Hooydonck, Rolf Sørensen, Johan Bruyneel and the neo-pro for the 1996 season Australian Robbie McEwen.[20]

The Rabobank team has dominated the Dutch National championships over several disciplines in cycling for example Elite and Under 23 time trial championships, Elite and Under 23 Road Race, Elite and Under 23 Cyclo-cross disciplines as well as Mountain Bike championships. The team also has had the World Champion in several categories for example Cyclo-cross; in 1996 Adrie van der Poel, in 2000 Richard Groenendaal and in 2004 Sven Nys. Óscar Freire became UCI Road World Champion in 2004. Sven Nys, Thijs Verhagen and Lars Boom were Under 23 Cyclo-cross World Champions in 1997, 2002 and 2007 respectively while Boom became Under 23 World Time trial champion in 2007.

In the 2000 Cyclo-cross World championships there was a conflict between the commercial team interests and the national team interests. Groenendaal attacked during the first lap and was chased by defending cyclo-cross world champion Mario De Clercq who was followed by Groenendaal's Rabobank teammate Sven Nys. Team manager Jan Raas allegedly told Nys not to cooperate in the chase of his commercial teammate and as a result De Clercq never caught Groenendaal enabling Groenendaal to become World Champion. As a result, Nys received much criticism from the Belgian team manager Erik De Vlaeminck as well as the Belgian public.[21]

The Rabobank team during the 2005 Rund um den Henninger Turm race

Jan Raas was the team manager for the first eight years of the teams existence. In 2003 Raas was removed rather abruptly which surprised the other members of staff including Theo De Rooy as well as riders Erik Dekker and Michael Boogerd.[22] De Rooy was promoted to team manager and a former Rabobank rider who had been at that time working as a PR man for Rabobank, Erik Breukink, was named as the new directeur sportif to replace De Rooy. In August 2007 in the aftermath of the affair in which Michael Rasmussen was removed during the 2007 Tour de France, De Rooy resigned from his position as team manager.[23]

Following the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) report on doping in professional cycling in October 2012, Rabobank announced it would end its sponsorship of professional cycling on 31 December 2012. In a statement, Rabobank said that doping was so rampant that it was "no longer convinced the international professional world of cycling can make this a clean and fair sport."[24]

Blanco then Belkin (2013–2014)[edit]

The team was able to continue as Rabobank agreed to fund the team during 2013 until a new sponsor could be found, with the end of the 2013 UCI World Tour are deadline for finding a sponsor.[25] Racing under the name Blanco to refer to its formally unsponsored status, Tom-Jelte Slagter of the team won its first stage race, the 2013 Tour Down Under. Belkin were announced as the team's new sponsor in June 2013 with a two-and-a-half year deal, however in June 2014 they announced that they were exercising a clause in their contract to end their sponsorship of the team at the end of the 2014 season, forcing the team to find a new backer for the second time in 18 months.[26] Subsequently in July 2014 it was announced that the team had signed a formal declaration of intent with the Dutch national lottery and marketing agency BrandLoyalty which would ensure their backing for two years, with an option for a further two. As part of the deal the cycling team would join forces with the BrandLoyalty speed skating team managed by Jac Orie and featuring Olympic and World Champions Sven Kramer and Stefan Groothuis.[27][28]

LottoNL (2015–)[edit]

In June 2014 it was announced that Belkin would stop sponsoring the cycling team. On July 20, 2014, the team announced they had an agreement in place with the Brand Loyalty skating team. A day later, the team also released the news that the Dutch Lotto will also sponsor the team. On September 29,2014, the contracts were signed between the two teams, meaning that the new name is will be TEAMLottoNL, with the renaming taking effect from 1 January 2015. On October 23, 2014, the team was unveiled in Utrecht as Team LottoNL-Jumbo showing their new new back and yellow team kit. Lotto had previously been confirmed as the teams title sponsor, supermarket chain, Jumbo, was presented as the second sponsor of the WorldTour team.[29]

Road racing team[edit]

The road racing team has won several Classics such as the Tour of Flanders in 1997, Championship of Hamburg in 1998, the Amstel Gold Race in 1999 and 2001, Paris–Tours in 1999, 2004 and 2010, Clásica de San Sebastián in 2000 and Milan – San Remo in 2004, 2007 and 2010. Erik Dekker won the UCI World Cup in 2001 due to his Classic win and high placings in many of the classics.

Rabobank becoming a Grand Tour team[edit]

Rabobank team, 2004 Tour de France

The team signed American Levi Leipheimer in 2002 as a rider for the Tour de France. Leipheimer finished eighth in his first Tour but crashed out of the race on the first stage of the 2003 Tour de France. Leipheimer finished ninth overall the following year. The team became more of a Grand Tour team as could be seen by Michael Rasmussen's win in the Mountains Classification of the 2005 Tour de France. When Denis Menchov took the lead in the 2005 Vuelta a España, he was not expecting to be competing for the overall classification[30] The Rabobank team at that year's Vuelta were not seen as particularly strong or able to assist Menchov in the mountain stages.[31] Menchov finished second to Roberto Heras which was the highest placing of a Rabobank team rider at a grand tour after Michael Boogerd's fifth place in the 1998 Tour de France. Heras was later disqualified for doping and Menchov was made the winner.[32] The following year Menchov focused on the Tour de France where the team rode strongly with Menchov, Boogerd and Rasmussen.

During the 2007 Tour de France, Rabobank fired Michael Rasmussen (2005 Tour de France, 2006 Tour de France K.O.M.) for code-violations while he was in the yellow jersey.[33] The remaining riders of the Rabobank team were given the choice to start the 17th stage without Michael Rasmussen, or to withdraw. That evening they decided to withdraw, but the team changed its mind and announced the following morning that the riders would be starting the 17th stage.[34] Although he started with the rest of the team, Denis Menchov (team leader on the road, who deferred to Rasmussen when the latter seemed to have a better chance at winning) abandoned the race in the middle of the stage.[35]

The Rabobank team was invited for the 2008 Tour de France.[36] Denis Menchov had decided to focus on the Tour de France. To do that, he did not defend his Vuelta a España-title, and rode the 2008 Giro d'Italia as preparation for the Tour de France.[37] Menchov finished 4th place in the 2008 Tour de France, and Óscar Freire won the points classification. The team had to wait until 2009 for the first successes in the Giro d'Italia, when Denis Menchov won two stages; a mountain finish and a time trial. This second win earned him the pink leader jersey, which the team defended to the end of the race, earning Menchov, and Rabobank, their third Grand Tour GC win.

Cyclo-cross team[edit]

The Rabobank cyclo-cross team has dominated the sport in the past with Sven Nys and Richard Groenendaal winning the General Classification competitions such as the Superprestige, the World Cup and the Gazet van Anwerpen trophy over the last eight years. Groenendaal dominated the Dutch cyclo-cross championships for many years. Groenendaal left the team after the 2006–2007 season. He was at that time one of the few remaining Rabobank riders from the 1996 team. Lars Boom joined the team in 2002 as a junior cyclo-cross rider and has already achieved success in the Elite cyclo-cross championships as well as showing promise riding in the UCI Europe Tour with the Rabobank Continental team.[citation needed]

Sponsorship[edit]

During the 2013 Giro d'Italia it emerged that the technology firm Belkin was a possible new sponsor.[38] The deal was confirmed towards the end of May 2013,[39] and the team's new identity was launched a week before the 2013 Tour de France.

The team formerly rode Colnago frames but as of 1 January 2009 began a two year contract riding Giant frames equipped with Shimano components.[20] Starting in 2014, Bianchi supplies the team bicycles.[40] The team began a two year contract (2014–2016) wearing Santini SMS clothing.[41]

Doping accusations[edit]

According to a 2012 investigation by de Volkskrant, doping was used by Rabobank riders since 1998 and condoned by the team, with team physicians actively monitoring the health of those riders. According to Stefan Matschiner, a key witness in the Humanplasma scandal, three (former) Rabobank riders were customers of the Swiss blood doping expert. Matschiner mentioned Michael Boogerd, the most successful Dutch Rabobank rider, and said one other team member was a customer. Theo de Rooij, Rabo's manager since 2003 and responsible for pulling Michael Rasmussen from the 2007 Tour de France, did not deny doping was used by team riders, but said that the use of doping was neither suggested nor paid for by the team.[4]

Teams[edit]

As of 4 March 2014.[42] view · edit · talk
Rider Date of birth
 Jack Bobridge (AUS) (1989-07-13)13 July 1989 (aged 24)
 Jetse Bol (NED) (1989-09-08)8 September 1989 (aged 24)
 Lars Boom (NED) (1985-12-30)30 December 1985 (aged 28)
 Theo Bos (NED) (1983-08-22)22 August 1983 (aged 30)
 Graeme Brown (AUS) (1979-04-09)9 April 1979 (aged 34)
 Stef Clement (NED) (1982-09-24)24 September 1982 (aged 31)
 Rick Flens (NED) (1983-04-11)11 April 1983 (aged 30)
 Juan Manuel Gárate[N 1] (ESP) (1976-04-24)24 April 1976 (aged 37)
 Robert Gesink (NED) (1986-05-31)31 May 1986 (aged 27)
 Marc Goos (NED) (1990-11-30)30 November 1990 (aged 23)
 Jonathan Hivert (FRA) (1985-03-23)23 March 1985 (aged 28)
 Moreno Hofland (NED) (1991-08-31)31 August 1991 (aged 22)
 Martijn Keizer[N 2] (NED) (1988-03-25)25 March 1988 (aged 25)
 Wilco Kelderman (NED) (1991-03-25)25 March 1991 (aged 22)
 Steven Kruijswijk (NED) (1987-06-07)7 June 1987 (aged 26)
 Tom Leezer (NED) (1985-12-26)26 December 1985 (aged 28)
Rider Date of birth
 Barry Markus (NED) (1991-07-17)17 July 1991 (aged 22)
 Paul Martens (GER) (1983-10-26)26 October 1983 (aged 30)
 Bauke Mollema (NED) (1986-11-26)26 November 1986 (aged 27)
 Lars Petter Nordhaug (NOR) (1984-05-14)14 May 1984 (aged 29)
 Bram Tankink (NED) (1978-12-03)3 December 1978 (aged 35)
 David Tanner (AUS) (1984-09-30)30 September 1984 (aged 29)
 Laurens ten Dam (NED) (1980-11-13)13 November 1980 (aged 33)
 Maarten Tjallingii (NED) (1977-11-05)5 November 1977 (aged 36)
 Nick van der Lijke (NED) (1991-09-23)23 September 1991 (aged 22)
 Jos van Emden (NED) (1987-06-27)27 June 1987 (aged 26)
 Dennis van Winden (NED) (1987-12-02)2 December 1987 (aged 26)
 Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) (1988-07-28)28 July 1988 (aged 25)
 Robert Wagner (GER) (1983-04-17)17 April 1983 (aged 30)
 Maarten Wynants (BEL) (1982-05-13)13 May 1982 (aged 31)
  1. ^ Gárate left the team on 25 February.[43]
  2. ^ Keizer joined the team on 25 February, after leaving VeranClassic-Doltcini.[44]

Major results[edit]

In 1996, the UCI started a division system for cycling teams; Rabobank became a first division team, with team code RAB. In 2002, a second professional Rabobank team was started as a third division team, with team code RB3. This third division team was filled with cyclo-cross and young talents. When the UCI division system changed in 2005, the main Rabobank cycling team (with team code RAB) became a UCI ProTeam, while the secondary team (with team code RB3) got the UCI Continental status.

2013 Blanco Pro Cycling Team/Belkin Pro Cycling Team
1st Overall Tour Down Under, Tom-Jelte Slagter
1st Stage 3, Tom-Jelte Slagter
1st Stage 2 (ITT) Tour Méditerranéen, Lars Boom
1st Stage 1 Volta ao Algarve, Paul Martens
1st Stage 2 Volta ao Algarve, Theo Bos
1st Stage 2 Tour du Haut Var, Lars Boom
1st Stages 1 & 2 Tour de Langkawi, Theo Bos
1st Clásica de Almería, Mark Renshaw
1st Stage 6 Tour de Langkawi, Tom Leezer
1st Stage 1 Critérium International, Theo Bos
1st Stage 3 Tour of Norway, Theo Bos
1st Stage 5 Tour of Belgium, Luis León Sánchez
1st Stage 2 Tour de Suisse, Bauke Mollema
1st Overall Ster ZLM Toer, Lars Boom
1st Stage 1 (ITT), Robert Wagner
1st Stage 2, Theo Bos
1st Stage 4, Lars Boom
1st Overall Tour de Luxembourg, Paul Martens
1st Overall Danmark Rundt, Wilco Kelderman
1st Stage 5 (ITT), Wilco Kelderman
1st Stage 3 Tour de l'Ain, Luis León Sánchez
1st Stage 1 Eneco Tour, Mark Renshaw
1st Stage 2 World Ports Classic, Maarten Tjallingii
1st Stage 17 Vuelta a España, Bauke Mollema
1st Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, Robert Gesink
1st GP Impanis-Van Petegem, Sep Vanmarcke
1st Münsterland Giro, Jos van Emden
1st Overall Tour of Hainan, Moreno Hofland
1st Stages 1, 6 & 8, Moreno Hofland
1st Stages 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 & 9, Theo Bos
1st  Norway National Cyclo-cross championships Lars Petter Nordhaug
2014 Belkin Pro Cycling Team
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Andalucía, Moreno Hofland
1st Stages 2, 7, 8 & 9 Tour de Langkawi, Theo Bos
1st Stage 2 Paris–Nice, Moreno Hofland
1st Stage 6 Volta a Catalunya, Stef Clement
1st Volta Limburg Classic, Moreno Hofland
1st Stage 3 Tour of Norway, Sep Vanmarcke
1st Stage 4 Tour of Norway, Bauke Mollema
1st Overall World Ports Classic, Theo Bos
1st Stage 5 Tour de France, Lars Boom
1st Stages 1 & 3 Tour of Utah, Moreno Hofland
1st Stage 3 Tour de Pologne, Theo Bos
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Arctic Race of Norway, Steven Kruijswijk
1st Stage 1, Lars Petter Nordhaug
1st Stage 3 Tour of Alberta, Sep Vanmarcke
1st Stage 3 Tour de l'Eurometropole, Theo Bos
1st Stage 1 Tour of Hainan, Moreno Hofland

World & National Champions[edit]

1984
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands Road Race Championships, Jan Raas
1985
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands Road Race Championships, Jacques Hanegraaf
Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race Championships, Joop Zoetemelk
1989
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands Road Race Championships, Frans Maassen
1990
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands Road Race Championships, Peter Winnen
1991
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands Road Race Championships, Steven Rooks
1996
Jersey rainbow.svg World Cyclo-cross Championships, Adrie van der Poel
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Time Trial Championships, Erik Dekker
1997
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Road Race Championships, Michael Boogerd
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Time Trial Championships, Erik Breukink
1998
Jersey rainbow.svg U23 World Cyclo-cross Championships, Sven Nys
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Road Race Championships, Michael Boogerd
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Time Trial Championships, Patrick Jonker
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland National Time Trial Championships, Beat Zberg
MaillotAustria.PNG Austria National Time trial Championships, Peter Luttenberger
1999
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Road Race Championships, Maarten den Bakker
2000
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgium National Cyclo-cross Championships, Sven Nys
Jersey rainbow.svg World Cyclo-cross championships, Richard Groenendaal
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Road Race Championships, Leon van Bon
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland National Road Race Championships, Markus Zberg
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Time Trial Championships, Erik Dekker
2002
Jersey rainbow.svg U23 World Cyclo-cross Championships, Thijs Verhagen
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Time Trial Championships, Erik Dekker
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgium National time Trial Championships, Marc Wauters
2003
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgium National Cyclo-cross Championships, Sven Nys
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Time Trial Championships, Maarten den Bakker
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgium National time Trial Championships, Marc Wauters
2004
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Road Race championships, Erik Dekker
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Time Trial Championships, Thomas Dekker
MaillotFin.PNG Finland National Time Trial Championships, Jukka Vastaranta
Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race Championships, Óscar Freire
2005
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgium National Cyclo-cross Championships, Sven Nys
Jersey rainbow.svg World Cyclo-cross Championships, Sven Nys
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Time Trial Championships, Thomas Dekker
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgium National time Trial Championships, Marc Wauters
2006
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgium National Cyclo-cross Championships, Sven Nys
Jersey rainbow.svg U23 World Cyclo-cross Championships, Lars Boom
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Road Race Championships, Michael Boogerd
2007
MaillotMundialCrono.PNG U23 World Time Trial Championships, Lars Boom
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Road Race Championships, Koos Moerenhout
2008
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgium National Cyclo-cross Championships, Sven Nys
Jersey rainbow.svg World Cyclo-cross Championships, Lars Boom
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Road Race Championships, Lars Boom
2009
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Cyclo-cross Championships, Lars Boom
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Road Race Championships, Koos Moerenhout
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Time Trial Championships, Stef Clement
2010
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Cyclo-cross Championships, Lars Boom
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Time Trial Championships, Jos van Emden
2011
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Cyclo-cross Championships, Lars Boom
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Time Trial Championships, Stef Clement
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain National Time Trial Championships, Luis León Sánchez
2012
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands National Cyclo-cross Championships, Lars Boom
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain National Time Trial Championships, Luis León Sánchez
2013
MaillotNoruega.PNG Norway National Cyclo-cross Championships, Lars Petter Nordhaug

Supplementary statistics[edit]

1996: 55 UCI Road World Cup, 25 Cyclo-cross
1997: 43 UCI Road World Cup, 27 Cyclo-cross
1998: 45 UCI Road World Cup, 24 Cyclo-cross
1999: 50 UCI Road World Cup, 32 Cyclo-cross
2000: 34 UCI Road World Cup, 23 Cyclo-cross
2001: 38 UCI Road World Cup, 19 Cyclo-cross
2002: 39 UCI Road World Cup, 26 Cyclo-cross
2003: 27 UCI Road World Cup, 20 Cyclo-cross
2004: 32 UCI Road World Cup, 27 Cyclo-cross
2005: 38 UCI ProTour, 47 Cyclo-cross
2006: 43 UCI ProTour, 46 Cyclo-cross
2007: 47 UCI ProTour, 39 Cyclo-cross

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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