The team worked hard today to make it a true day to remember as this was the last race in the colors of the Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team. The pace as extremely hight today with over 40km in the first hour. With 30 kilometers to go the team with Majerus and Dideriksen in the lead forced a split up. with in the first group 25 riders amongst Christine Majerus, Amy Pieters, Lonneke Uneken, Chantal Blaak and Jolien d’Hoore.
The pace was kept high. The team tried to make it even harder. Amy and Lonneke tried to get away in the final kilometers but these attacks were neutralized. What rested was a sprint in which Jolien was perfectly launched. The rest is history.
DS Danny Stam: “We wanted to put the icing on the top today and fought real hard for it to give the team the farewell they deserved. That wasn’t meant to be. Jolien went a little bit to far of her line and the judges made a decision.”
We hoped for a better ending today but with the race in Driedaagse Brugge - De Panne came an end to the era of the Boels Dolmans Cycling Team.
8 years of setting the trend in women's cycling. A big thank you to Boels Rental & Dolmans Landscaping Group Group and all other sponsors and suppliers for enabling us to win so many races and becoming the best team in the world.
Have a drink on us today and think back with lots of joy to all these epic victories in the Classics and Big tours, World championships, European championships and national championships which we celebrated together with you or friends, fans, sponsors and partners.
Soon a new chapter will be written in the colors of the SD Worx Cycling Team. Stay tuned, keep following us and above all stay healthy.
Riders and staff of the Boels Dolmans Cycling Team.