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Ehrens announces Dutch team for Madrid

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Maikel van der Vleuten is making his senior championship debut with VDL Groep Verdi - here in rainy Falsterbo. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Dutch coach Rob Ehrens has announced which riders that will be a part of the team for the Europeans in Madrid. Jeroen Dubbeldam/ BMC Van Grunsven Simon, Gerco Schröder/Eurocommerce New Orleans or Eurocommerce London, Eric van der Vleuten/VDL Groep Utascha SFN and Maikel van der Vleuten/VDL Verdi are all part of the Dutch team. Jur Vrieling and VDL Bubalu are reserves.

This is Maikel’s senior championship debut, and he has been given confidence after fantastic performances in the Top League this year. The championship is the last chance for the Netherlands to qualify for the Olympics in London next year.

Read our interview with Rob Ehrens from July here. We also spoke to Maikel in Falsterbo, and the interview can be read here.  

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