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Vos breaks with coach

Olympic gold medallist and World Champion Marianne Vos has announced that she will no longer work with her coach, Thijs Rondhuis. The 21-year-old said that she wanted to "go another way", and that their aims were different.

Vos told Sportwereld.nl that she had been with Rondhuis since 2006 and had reached her major successes with him. "The results were always very good. But then you think: will they continue this way?" She indicated one problem by saying, "everything was always strictly organised. I want to be treated with more space for my feelings. A treatment with a less intense training scheme. One in which I listen more to myself," she said.

Vos denied any conflict with Rondhuis. "I look back on our work together with a very good feeling. Naturally we had differences of opinion, but that is normal in top sport."

In looking for her next coach, she will seek something less intense. "I am looking for someone who will look on from the outside and from time to time give me feedback," she said. "Provisionally I will train myself. (SW)

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