Demi de Jong extends with Boels – Dolmans
Boels-Dolmans have announced the contract extension of Demi de Jong for the 2016 season. The 20-year-old has been with the team since 2014 finishing winning the U23 national Dutch road race title earlier this year and placing eighth overall at the 1.1 Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik.
“The bar is raised high, but I hope to be able to support the lead riders all the way into the finals the coming year and maybe even compete for a spot on the winners platform myself,” de Jong said of extending her contract.
The 2012 junior Worlds time trial bronze medalist added that in 2015 she has felt herself developing into a stronger rider and with a big off-season is looking to continue her progression in the professional peloton.
“The past year I noticed – specially during the Festival Luxembourgeois and the Emakumeen Bira – that I am able to ride at the head of the course for a longer period of time,” de Jong said. “I hope to be able to take it one step further this winter, so that I can contribute to some beautiful results and win a few races myself. I would like to retain my national title with the espoirs; for me, that was the highlight of 2015.”
Boels manager Danny Stam explained it was an easy decision to extend with de Jong and is looking forward to working with the Dutch rider.
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