The Dutch Cycling Federation has announced its eight members of its team for the upcoming 2006 UCI Road World Championships from September 19-24 in Salzburg. Riders confirmed are Michael Boogerd, Karsten Kroon, Gerben Löwik, Bram Tankink, Joost Posthuma, Jan Boven, Max van Heeswijk and Maarten Tjallingii. Young star Thomas Dekker will miss the world's, after a crash in the Tour of Poland that resulted in a broken bone in his left hand. This leaves one remaining spot to be filled in the team, which will be contested for by reserves Pieter Weening, Theo Eltink, Bram de Groot, Steven de Jongh and Servais Knaven. National coach Van Kessel will decide on the remaining rider on Wednesday, September 13. National time trial champion Stef Clement and Joost Posthuma will also ride the time trial.