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Rabobank women's team taking shape

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Newly crowned National Criterium Champion, Lauren Kitchen (Jayco-AIS) on the start line

Newly crowned National Criterium Champion, Lauren Kitchen (Jayco-AIS) on the start line (Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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Waiting for the start, race leader, Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit)

Waiting for the start, race leader, Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit) (Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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Roxane Knetemann (Skil-Koga Cycling Team)

Roxane Knetemann (Skil-Koga Cycling Team) (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)

The Rabobank women's professional team has added two riders to its 2012 roster, naming two more riders to join UCI number one Marianne Vos: Roxanne Knetemann and Australian Lauren Kitchen.

At this year's UCI road world championships, the Dutch bank announced it would take over sponsorship of Vos's Nederland Bloeit team, keeping manager Jeroen Blijlevens as well as World Cup winner Annamiek Van Vleuten and Sarah Düster and adding promising young Dutch talent Thalita De Jong.

24-year-old Knetemann raced with the non-UCI registered Skil-Koga elite team this season, she is the daughter of former world champion Gerrie Knetemann and a former Dutch points race champion.

Kitchen, 20, is the Australian criterium champion and under-23 time trial champion.