Blaak surprised, disappointed to be left off Dutch team for Rio Olympics

When the Dutch Federation announced its selection for the 2016 Olympic Games on Tuesday, a notable name was not among the riders selected to toe the start line in Rio in August. National coach Johan Lammerts, the Dutch Federation's one-man selection committee, named Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv), Ellen van Dijk (Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team), Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-AIS) and London Olympic gold medallist Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) to the team. Chantal Blaak, who consistently posted the best results amongst her compatriots this spring, had not made the selection.

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