Selection of ladies to represent Netherlands at the Olympic Games in Paris confirmed

Loes Gunnewijk has completed the women's selection for the Olympic Games. The national coach will choose Ellen van Dijk, Demi Vollering, Marianne Vos and Lorena Wiebes to represent their country in Paris.

The Dutch team will try to get a rematch for the Tokyo 2021 fiasco when lone escapee Anna Kiesenhofer was able to outfox the peloton. Unaware that there was another rider on the road, the Dutch ladies raced only for second place, missing their chance to catch the Austrian in time.

National coach Gunnewijk has therefore opted for a team with several leaders. On the course in Paris, fast women such as Marianne Vos and Lorena Wiebes seem to have a chance of winning a medal, as does Tour de France Femmes winner Demi Vollering. There are medal chances in the time trial for Van Dijk and Vollering.

"Obviously it was a difficult choice with the wide range of riders that the Netherlands currently has," comments national coach Gunnewijk. "These four ladies complement each other and absolutely have the qualities to shine in orange and go for medals. All the recent successes of the riders underline this. We look forward to the preparations with this team with great confidence and will go for nothing less than gold."

Team Netherlands for Olympic Games in Paris:

Ellen van Dijk (also timetrial)
Demi Vollering (also timetrial)
Marianne Vos
Lorena Wiebes

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