The Dutch national coach Johan Lammerts has also announced his selection for the first round of the cross world cup in Kalmthout. A surprise inclusion to the squad is Lars Boom who, after his win in the recent under 23 time trial world championships, is yet to ride a cross race this season.
The Dutch cross champion who is also the reigning under 23 cyclo-cross world champion has expressed his desire to concentrate more on cyclo-cross this winter. He will be joined in Kalmthout by Stalwart of the Dutch squad, Richard Groenendaal as well as Gerben de Knegt, Thijs Al, Wilant van Gils, Maarten Nijland, Bart Dirkx and Roy van Heeswijk. Van Heeswijk has shown good form recently when he won the national cross in Almelo.