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Victorious Dutch And Danish Teams Confirm Their Return For 2017 An Post Rs
By Rs Admin
Mar 31, 2017, 15:29


Wouter Mol, Join-S De Rijke Holland stages winner in the 2016 event


With less than two months to go to the start of An Post Rs, the organisers have announced the first two international teams for this years race. Netherlands Candidacy Team Delta and Denmarks Riwal Platform Cycling team have both confirmed they will travel to compete in Irelands only UCI ranked cycling race, beginning Sunday, May 21st.


Dann Meijers,Candidacy Team Delta
Both teams have an impressive record in An Post Rs, clocking up four of the eight stages last year, and will aim to equal or exceed that this time around.


The Netherlands Candidacy Team Delta will consist of riders Daan Meijers, Ike Groen, Jan-Willem van Schip, Mitchell Mulhern and Dennis Baker.


Our goal will be first and foremost to win stages like last year, stated general manager Jim Van der Berg. However this year we will also aim to have someone on the GC (General Classification) podium.


Jan Willem van Schip, Candidacy Team Delta
The Dutch team previously competed under the Cyclingteam Join's - De Rijke title and had a successful showing in the 2016 An Post Rs. The team won two stages, taking success on the opening day with Taco van der Hoorn and again on day five with Wouter Mol. Van der Hoorn also went on to finish eighth overall on GC.


Their confirmed line-up for this years race is an impressive one. Meijers won the 1.2 ranked Kernen Omloop Echt-Susteren last season and will be the road captain. Groen, who competed in the race last year, is a climber who won a stage and placed second overall in the 2.2 ranked Tour of Mersin.


Van Schip and Mulhern are both track specialists; the former raced to an impressive victory this month in the 1.1 ranked Ronde van Drenthe, while Mulhern is a bronze medallist in the team pursuit with the Australian squad from the 2015 World Track Championships. The fifth member of the squad, Baker, is a specialist on punchy climbs and triumphed in the prologue of the 2016 Tour of Slovakia.


Ike Groen,Candidacy Team Delta
After securing two stage victories in last years race, Danish outfit, Riwal Platform Cycling team, will be looking to better that this time around. Nicolai Brchner, who won stages four and eight last year, will be joined by Rasmus Mygind, who took third on the opening day, and Grand Prix d'Isbergues victor, Jonas Aaen Jrgensen. Also in the squad is last years Profonde van Noord Holland victor, Mathias Dam Westergaard and Stefan Djurhuus.


Our main goals will be stage victories by Nicolai Brchner, said team manager Mogens Kristensen. For the general classification we hope for good performances by Rasmus Mygind and Jonas Aaen Jrgensen, with hopefully one of them in the top ten.


Both teams will have a strong international build-up to the race, ensuring the riders are in optimal condition for the gruelling eight day challenge. An Post Rs organiser is delighted to once again welcome both squads: We are looking forward to another strong showing from both teams. Between them they took over half of the stage wins last year, which underlines their quality. We are pleased to confirm they will return, and will announce many other strong teams over the coming weeks.


Nicolai Brochner Denmark
Ramus Myging Denmark




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