Cyclo-cross stand-out Lars Boom has extended his contract with the Rabobank team for two years, and will now stick with the Dutch team through 2010. The U23 world champion in cyclo-cross and the road time trial has more than lived up to the promise which got him his first contract with the team in 2002.
Boom last extended his contract through the end of the 2007-2008 season in January, 2006, and will now tackle his budding career in the elite category with the team for another two years.
"I am awfully happy with that," Boom said of his contract, "it is enormously good for my morale. In the coming years I want to become part of the cyclo-cross elite. The 2009 World Championships in Hoogerheide will be my top goal. After that, we'll look further. With this team, I also have ProTour possibilities."