"Dutch sponsors is something the sport needs and can benefit from" - Sven Nys on the dire situation of Dutch pros who can't find a team

With Mathieu van der Poel dominating men's cyclocross field and absolute dominance in the women's sector, the Dutch elite cyclo-cross team appears stronger than ever. However, professionals like Ryan Kamp still find themselves struggling for a contract. Baloise - Trek Lions manager Sven Nys provides insight on IDLProCycling.com.

Despite having Joris Nieuwenhuis, Pim Ronhaar, Lars Van der Haar, Lucinda Brand, and Shirin van Anrooij on his team, Nys acknowledges the irony of being essentially a Dutch team with a Belgian license. "I think we are actually a bit of Dutch team, but we have a Belgian license." However, he underscores the seriousness of the issue.

"Even though we have many successful Dutch riders, the beating heart of cyclo-cross racing remains in Flanders," he asserts without hesitation. "The financial resources predominantly come from there, but it's not just about that; even the foreign World Cups are organized by Flemish individuals. I hope that, with time, we can begin to attract Dutch contributions because that is also something the sport needs and can benefit from."

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