Aart Vierhouten has signed with the Dutch Continental Team P3 Transfer-Batavus, it was announced Thursday. The 37-year old had not been offered a new contract by Skil-Shimano, which wanted to add more Asian riders.
"It is an ambitious team. I don't see this as a step down," Vierhouten said to HLN.be. He added that he would be interested in staying with the team for a long time. "Now as a rider, perhaps later in another role. With this team we will soon be invited to ride Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne and the Brabantse Pijl."