Lars Boom draws to Roompot-Charles, the new fusieploeg of Nick Nuyens and Michael Zijlaard, who recently Wout van Aert saw leave. The 32-year-old Dutchman wants to play a major role in the spring and is also going to be starting in January again veldritten to do.
Tree crowning in 2008 was crowned world champion cyclo-cross and was the same year the Dutch time-trial champion and on the road. Further, he won the Eneco Tour (2012), the Tour of Belgium (2009) and the Tour of Britain (2011 and 2017). In the Tour (2014) and the Vuelta (2009), he managed a stage win to books.
“I want to play an important role in the spring and in the prices that Roompot Charles drive,” says Tree, who over the past two seasons for Team LottoNL-Jumbo reed. “The races that the team has already driven are me. I want to after a difficult years also my old level find. I want to show that I have finals can ride in the classics. I have the ambition to dig deep in the final to drive along and preferably at the start of the classic season, the Omloop het Nieuwsblad, Paris-Roubaix. This is not a step back for me, but a step sideways. I want to display for victory drive and will be well surrounded.”
Tree will from January also again cyclocross. “I will crosstrainingen slotting in my preparation. That will be good for my spring and my development in general. The past period I have regularly on a mountain bike, sat down and trained on the cross, but it will still require adaptations. Cyclocross has changed and I have changed as a rider. But I am happy!”