Van der Breggen and Van den Broeck-Blaak to retire in 2021 and 2022

ROOSENDAAL, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 02: Podium / Chantal Blaak of Netherlands and Team Boels Dolmans Cycling Team / Anna Van Der Breggen of Netherlands and Team Boels Dolmans Cycling Team / Celebration / during the 21st Boels Rental Ladies Tour 2018, Stage 6 a 18,6km Individual Time Trial stage from Roosendaal to Roosendaal / BLR / on September 2, 2018 in Roosendaal, Netherlands. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)
Van den Broeck-Blaak and Van der Breggen have raced together at Boels Dolmans since 2017 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Anna van der Breggen and Chantal van den Broeck-Blaak have extended their contracts with Boels Dolmans, with the Olympic champion Van der Breggen moving to a team leader/coach role after the Tokyo Olympics next year. Van den Broeck-Blaak will do the same in the spring of 2022.

The move means that both riders will race in the colours of new sponsor SD Worx, which takes over from Boels Dolmans for 2021, before working as coaches for the team thereafter. Current team leader Danny Stam will continue with the squad and remain active in his role in the team car, too.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix