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Tankink to Rabobank

At the 2005 Tour of Germany(Quick.Step)

At the 2005 Tour of Germany(Quick.Step) (Image credit: AFP)

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,

'The Tank,' 30 years old, started as a mountain biker but switched to the road in 1999.

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. A former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.