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New fusieploeg for Wout van Aert is (finally) around: Belgian-Dutch cooperation

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Sniper Cycling rides in the coming season as ‘Roompot – Crelan’. Veranda’s Willems-Crelan, the current team of Wout van Aert, had to find a new main sponsor after the drop out of Veranda’s Willems. The quest manager Nick Nuyens was very laborious but was now successfully completed. Crelan – Charles is the name of the veldritteam.

“The Pro-Continental wegploeg of Sniper Cycling will be next season in the profpeloton to see if Roompot – Crelan”, reports the team. “Our organization came about to an agreement with the current team behind Roompot Dutch Lottery, where the last stops as a sponsor. A shared vision for a strong and ambitious Belgian-Dutch project to build is the basis of the cooperation with a Dutch-Belgian staff, and both Belgian and Dutch riders and staff. ”

The team will be registered under the Belgian license of Sniper Cycling, but it will drive under the Dutch flag. The netherlands is the home of the new main sponsor: Roompot vakanties.

Nuyens remains in management, Boogerd sports leader

The management of Sniper Cycling, Nick Nuyens and Chris Coy, will be complemented with Michael Zijlaard, the current general manager of Roompot Dutch Lottery. They will put together the daily management of the team in the hands. The sporting management is the responsibility of Erik Breukink, Michael Boogerd and Jean-Paul van Poppel.

“In the past week there was intensive consultation to see if a collaboration was possible”, it sounds still. “It is a unique project because we are still the first and only team to be that way – and the field team is home to Pro-Continental level (respectively Roompot–Crelan and Crelan–Charles) and unique now, as a Belgian-Dutch band.”

“More experience, more expertise in various areas and a more extensive network to give the new team more vigor and capacity for growth. In the short-term the new season 2019 well prepared began with a competitive selection. In the medium term, is participation in a large round concrete goals. Young riders guide in the development of their career.”

In early January, will the new team be introduced to the press and public during the House six days in Rotterdam Ahoy.

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