Danny Stam sees Roxane Fournier as the perfect link in the sprint train for Jolien D'hoore. He also considers the Frenchwoman quick enough to take her own chances in certain races. Stam: "I think Roxane has the potential to move up the world's rankings. Her arrival will make the team's second line even stronger in order to achieve a better overall score."
"I was very honoured to be invited to join the best team in the world," the 28-year-old says enthusiastically. "It is the first time that I am part of such a strong team. I am certain that I can be of value in support of Jolien D'hoore. I am also hoping to grow stronger in a tactical sense. This team always takes an aggressive approach. I think I can also contribute as part of a smaller group that escapes. My sprint is a weapon that can benefit the team in a tactical sense. I truly believe that surrounded by high flyers such as Anna van der Breggen, Chantal Blaak, Jolien D'hoore, Amy Pieters and Elena Cecchini I will learn a lot and make progress myself.
Date of birth: 1991-11-07