The Dutch outfit Rabobank has announced its rosters for several races in August, starting with the Tour of Denmark, which runs from tomorrow, August 1st, to August 5th.
The eight-man team will consist of Jan Boven, Rick Flens, Graeme Brown, Léon van Bon, Mathew Hayman, Max van Heeswijk, Gerben Löwik and Dmitriy Kozontchuk, with directeur sportif Adri van Houwelingen.
On Saturday, August 4, the next classic is on the program, the Clasica San Sebastian in Northern Spain. The 225-kilometre long race starts at 11:20 and Robert Gesink, Theo Eltink, Thorwald Veneberg, William Walker, Marc de Maar, Pedro Horrillo and Joost Posthuma will try to help Spaniard Juan Antonio Flecha get a home country win. Koos Moerenhout is the reserve rider who will jump in in case of injury, while Frans Maassen will guide the rest from the Rabobank team car and hand out bottles to the thirsty riders.
Next up on the schedule for the Dutch is the race in neighbouring Germany, the Deutschlandtour, which is scheduled to take place from August 10 through the 18th. The team includes Robert Gesink, Theo Eltink, Koos Moerenhout, Grischa Niermann, Joost Posthuma, Marc de Maar, Mauricio Ardila and Sébastian Langeveld, with the reserves of William Walker and Pedro Horrillo. This equipe will again have Frans Maassen as the directeur sportif.
Rabobank also announced its riders for the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg on the 18th of August. The team has a few options with Oscar Freire looking for a sprint win while Juan Antonio Flecha is hoping for a late surge in a small group staying away at the end. The two Spaniards are supported by William Walker, Gerben Löwik, Pedro Horrillo, Max van Heeswijk, Léon van Bon, Mathew Hayman, with Thorwald Veneberg and Jan Boven as the reserves. Adri van Houwelingen will be the master of tactics in the team car.