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Team Flexpoint 2009

Melchers and Ljungskog sign

Team Flexpoint is ready for the new season. The Management of the team has recently completed the team. All riders except for Anna van der Breggen rode for the team in 2008

Mirjam Melchers-van Poppel, Susanne Ljungskog, Loes Gunnewijk and Loes Markerink will be the main riders of the international team in 2009. Melchers is the present Dutch Cyclo-Cross and Time Trial Champion and won a stage in the Giro d’Italia. Swedish Susanne Ljungskog won the Tour de l’Aude and the World Cup of Bern the past season. Loes Gunnewijk finished as second in the Chrono Champenois and finished as third at the Dutch Time Trial Championships. Loes Markerink won seven races in 2008 and amongst them a stage in the Holland Ladies Tour and the Grand Boucles.

Besides these four riders the following riders will stay as well with the team: Elisabeth Braam, Saskia Elemans and Iris Slappendel. Also the talented Jacobien Kanis and Trine Schmidt will stay while Anna van der Breggen will join the team.

New sport-director Klas Johansson and teamcoördinator Geert Broekhuizen are responsible for the management of the team.

Team Flexpoint is going to focus on the World Cup races and important international stage races like the Tour de l’Aude, the Giro d’Italia, the Route de France and the Holland Ladies Tour in 2009. The team will kick-off the 2009 season in Qatar, which will be from February 8 to February 10.

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