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Women's cycling team Van Bemmelen AA Drink, directed by Michael Zijlaard and trainer Leontien...
Women's cycling team Van Bemmelen AA Drink, directed by Michael Zijlaard and trainer Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel, will be known in 2006 as AA Drink Cyclingteam. The Dutch producer of sports drinks has signed a deal lasting until the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 to become the team's main sponsor, whereas Ton van Bemmelen Sports remains with the squad as a co-sponsor.
Next season, AA Drink Cyclingteam will be joined by Dutch cyclist of the year Suzanne de Goede, who has also just inked a three-year contract with the outfit, as well as the daughter of Gerrie Knetemann, Roxanne, young talent Kirsten Wild and Belgian champion Corine Hierckens. Australian rider Sara Carrigan is leaving the team, as well as directeur sportif Ingrid Haringa.