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Van der Breggen to retire next twelve months

Boels-Dolmans team-mates Chantal van der Broek-Blaak (left) and Anna van der Breggen (right) smile on a podium
Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (left) used to be the 2017 world champion, Anna van der Breggen (ideal) succeeded her in 2018

Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen will retire next twelve months and change into a coach with Boels-Dolmans.

The Dutch rider, 30, will try to protect her twin carriageway crawl title on the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics next summer ahead of ending her racing profession.

Compatriot Chantal van den Broek-Blaak, 30, has announced she’s going to retire in the spring of 2022 to absorb a instructing honest with the crew.

“I are desirous to whole my profession with a mountainous, elephantine season,” said Van der Breggen.

“Especially after this twelve months, which used to be largely misplaced attributable to the coronavirus pandemic, I am tremendously motivated to continue for one extra twelve months.”

Venerable world champion Van der Breggen – who has won the Giro Rosa twice and 12 one-day classics, including three ‘monument’ wins – has signed a three-twelve months deal as a sports activities director and coach, initiating after her final twelve months of racing.

She urged Dutch broadcaster NOS that portion of her decision to crawl for fair one extra twelve months is due to she “surely feels motivation for the Olympic Games, but that feeling is less for the whole lots of competitions”.

Tokyo 2020 is now plot to bustle from 23 July to 8 August, 2021 after being postponed for a twelve months due to of the coronavirus pandemic.

SD Worx will expend over from Boels-Dolmans because the title sponsor of the crew from next season.

Van den Broek-Blaak, who won the 2017 world twin carriageway crawl title, will additionally follow the crew in a instructing honest till the discontinuance of 2024.

“I’ve been riding for this crew for six years and I have totally at dwelling here,” she said.

“In girls’s biking, it is no longer traditional for cyclists to construct this step into instructing after their active profession. We know that we ranking to develop further as a crew.”

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