Rabobank has appointed an interim general manager for the ProTour team it sponsors. Henri van der Aat will serve in that position for three months, it was announced. Team spokesman Jacob Bergsma confirmed to Cyclingnews that the sponsor's Board of Commissioners had made the appointment.
Van der Aat is managing director of Trefpunt, an Amsterdam sports consulting agency which works with Rabobank concerning its various sponsorships. He is a former athlete and coach, having represented the Netherlands in the Olympics in sailing in 1980, and having coached the national team in 1984 and 1988.
He replaces Theo de Rooij, who resigned in light of the Rasmussen affair.
"This is a temporary function, until the internal investigation of the Rasmussen matter has been cleared up," van der Aat told telesport.nl.