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Belkin look to Kelderman for GC success in Denmark

Cycling News
July 30, 2013, 0:19 BST,
July 30, 2013, 1:20 BST
First Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Post Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark
Wilco Kelderman will skip this year's Tour after finishing 17th at the Giro d'Italia

Wilco Kelderman will skip this year's Tour after finishing 17th at the Giro d'Italia

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Theo Bos to chase stage wins

Team Belkin is going into the 830km Tour of Denmark with two clear targets: stage wins with Theo Bos, and GC success with Wilco Kelderman.

Kelderman enjoyed a successful start to the year by winning the white jersey competition at the Tour of Romandie. He followed this with a strong Giro d'Italia where he finished 17th on the general classification and rounded out the white jersey competition in 3rd.

Bouyed by his good early season form the 22-year-old is targeting continued success this week.

"The condition is very good," Kelderman said. "I've been able to train a lot and my legs feel strong. Last year, I finished seventh and I hope to do a little better this year. A top five finish would be nice."

Kelderman will enjoy some team support for his GC aspirations, although it is clear Belkin have chosen a two-pronged approach as they chase stage wins with Theo Bos.

Michiel Elijzen has provided ample support for Bos as he attempts to topple Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step).

"In addition to Theo, we also have Brown, Van Emden, Flens and Hofland in the team. I think it's quite clear what we want. In the sprint stages, we'll take our responsibility."

Team Belkin for Tour of Denmark 2013: Theo Bos, Graeme Brown, Jos van Emden, Rick Flens, Marc Goos, Moreno Hofland, Wilco Kelderman and Maarten Tjallingii.

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