CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"If he is better than someone who has been selected, Boom naturally deserves to be there. It depends on how good he is but if he is in good shape, Lars is certainly an asset for the Dutch team.”

Photo: Sirotti

CYCLO-CROSS

NEWS

LARS VAN DER HAAR

NEWS

MATHIEU VAN DER POEL

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS
04.12.2015 @ 06:00 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Lars van der Haar and Mathieu van der Poel welcome the comeback of Lars Boom on the cyclo-cross scene. Both riders appreciate his presence in seven races this winter. "If he does well, he will certainly add value to the Dutch team," Van der Poel told WielerFlits.

 

The Netherlands is currently at the top of the cyclo-cross world. That sounds strange given the supremacy of Wout van Aert but with Lars van der Haar and Mathieu van der Poel the country has both the European and world champion in its ranks. With the arrival of former world champion Lars Boom, the Belgians will have another great Dutchman to contend with. "It's a good thing for cyclo-cross that Boom and also Zdenek Stybar will return to cross. They also have every right to be there," said Van der Poel. "For the focus on cyclo-cross, it will be a boost."

 

In addition to the races in Antwerp (19/12), Bredene (28/12) Loenhout (29/12) and Surhuisterveen (2/1), Boom hopes that national coach Johan Lammerts will select him for the World Cups in Namur (20/12) and Heusden-Zolder (26/12). Very secretly, he even dreams about the Worlds in Heusden-Zolder but the Netherlands can only choose eight riders for those three races. Hence, the coach has to disappoint either Mathieu van der Poel, Thijs van Amerongen, Twan van den Brand, Stan Godrie, Lars van der Haar, Corné van Kessel, David van der Poel or Niels Wubben to make room for Boom. Van der Poel sees no problems: "If he is better than someone who has been selected, Boom naturally deserves to be there. It depends on how good he is but if he is in good shape, Lars is certainly an asset for the Dutch team.”


Van der Haar also welcome Boom – and Stybar – to the cross scene. "Stybar and Boom can add something to cyclo-cross. They are riders who can do well. So far the favourites have mainly been Wout van Aert and me and every now and then Sven Nys. For the races and for the public, it is good and gives an additional boost,” he said.

 

On Wednesday, Lars Boom did not rule out that he will do the Worlds in Heusden-Zolder. Van der Haar likes the idea. "Even though I don’t think the course in Zolder suits him like it did in the past. More and more technical sections have been added since last year and for the Worlds there is even an extra climb. It's no longer a question of just going full gas to take the win. But if Lars sees opportunities, I would love to have in the Dutch team. He can make the tactical game different," Van der Haar tells the new magazine of Cycling.be.

 

Director at the Dutch Federatin Huib Kloosterhuis is also pleased with Boom’s comeback. According to him, nothing will prevent him from getting selected for the World Cup and the Worlds.

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Bycykling 101: Navigering i byens gader og cykelvenlige... 27.11.2023 @ 12:11The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21

Currently no news in this list

Niels WYTINCK
33 years | today
Ettore POZZA
25 years | today
Peeter PRUUS
35 years | today
Stefan KUPFERNAGEL
47 years | today
Lukasz KACORZYK
43 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com