Michael Boogerd retired from Team Rabobank last fall after 14 seasons, all with the same team. He then signed a contract to do unspecified duties for both the bank and the team, but new team manager Harald Knebel told him after the Amstel Gold Race that the team has no place for him, according to sportwereld.be.
The former rider had expected to do public relations work or to work with the younger riders. He will still work for the bank itself, but had hoped to find a job with the team.(SW)