Canadian Karol-Ann Canuel is remaining loyal to the team in 2021. She has been a member of the Boels-Dolmans line-up for the past five years. "I've been part of the team ever since it became number one in the world", says the 32-year-old experienced rider, with a wink. "The members of the team have really become my friends over the past few years. I find that rough terrain shows me off to the greatest advantage. I have no problem leaving the limelight to such champions as Anna van der Breggen and Chantal Blaak. It's a special thing to be part of a team with so many wins and know you played a part in that. The team already had an international feeling to it, but with SD Worx as the new main sponsor, the mix will include even more nationalities. I welcome that."
Danny Stam emphasizes that Canuel is a key asset to the team. "She is always willing to ride in support of the other girls. Karol-Ann can hold her own in the first group right through to the final, particularly on hilly terrain. That means our team has often been in the luxury position of having quite a few of our members in the first group."
Date of birth: 1988-04-18