Title sponsors of the Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team, Boels Rental and Dolmans Landscaping Group, have both extended their sponsorship of the team by two years. Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team, under the leadership of sports director Danny Stam has now secured continuity until the end of Olympic year 2020 and can continue to build on its reputation as the best UCI women’s cycling team in the world.
While the introduction of Dolmans Landscaping Group as title sponsor of the team goes back to 2010, when the team was established under the name of Dolmans Landscaping Team, Boels Rental joined in 2012 and the two companies have since shared in the successful partnership.
Boels Rental’s Corporate Marketing & Communications Manager, Yvo Hoppers, comments: “We are proud to be first naming partner of this Dutch-registered team and to have celebrated so many victories with the team over the past five years. There wasn’t much to discuss when contracts were renegotiated. It’s clear from everything that the team does that its management and riders have the right attitude towards professional cycling, which includes respect, sportsmanship and commitment. Boels Rental is pleased that the team will carry its name for another two years.”
Erwin Janssen, owner of Dolmans Landscaping Group, echoes these sentiments: “We have been involved with the team for years now and have seen our ambitions grow along with those of the team, with sports director Danny Stam leading the way for his riders. Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team is the number one UCI women’s team in the world. Team spirit, passion and commitment from everyone involved in the team have led to our successes. We celebrate all of our achievements together and I think that’s exemplary of the atmosphere within the team. I’m thrilled that our partnership with the team will be continued for another two years. We are still eager for more success.”
The best women’s cycling team in the world
The past two seasons have seen Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team continuing its winning streak in the most important races series in women’s cycling. Lizzie Deignan won the overall World Cup in the last two editions of this now debunct race series, while Megan Guarnier topped the individual classification of the inaugural Women’s WorldTour in 2016. Anna van der Breggen won five Women’s WorldTour races in the past season, including the Ardennes triple and the Giro Rosa, to take the overall Women’s WorldTour victory at the end of the season.
The rainbow jersey rotated between riders of the Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team and has been in the team for three years in a row. At the 2017 UCI World Road Championships in Bergen, Norway, Chantal Blaak crowned herself the new world champion, taking over the jersey from Danish teammate Amalie Dideriksen, who had sprinted to the win in Qatar at the end of 2016. She in turn had taken it over from Lizzie Deignan, who has been with the team the longest of all riders currently under contract.
A steady base with room for talent
The Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team has a steady base with most riders having been with the team since 2014. Although Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team is a household name in international women’s cycling and wants to ensure it remains at the top of results, there has always been room for talent to grow under the guidance of the experienced riders. U23 riders Amalie Dideriksen and Jip van den Bos have developed in the Boels-Dolmans team colours and new signing Skylar Schneider will have a chance at that from 2018. Each individual rider has contributed to the team’s success over the past couple of years. Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team is committed to continue pursuing international success by a joint team effort.