By Susan Westemeyer
Bram Tankink will leave Quick.Step-Innergetic and ride for Team Rabobank in the coming two seasons, he has announced.
He said he based his choice on the fact that "I like to work in Dutch surroundings and as a Dutchman, I feel a certain affinity with Rabobank."
Tankink had also received offers from Quick.Step and T-Mobile. "What luxury, to have offers from three top teams," he wrote on his website, bramtankink.nl.
'The Tank,' 30 years old, started as a mountain biker but switched to the road in 1999.