Link is busted.GJB123 said:Breaking news from the Netherlands. Breukink dismissed by the Rabobank-team:
You mean by some guy on the prikbord?Dekker_Tifosi said:Now Joop Alberda is being named as the possible replacement for Breukink.
He was the volleyball coach of the Dutch team that won gold at the 1996 Olympics. He also previously worked for Cervelo Test Team.
Looks like they are trying to drastically renew & start with fresh ideas.
A few weeks ago the only thing that was known was Merijn Zeeman coming. The rest of this is all recent, not even the Rabobank riders knew, so Nordhaug sure didn't.maltiv said:Can't say I'm surprised, as I knew about this for some weeks now (posted it during the vuelta too)
This change was in due time, perhaps some of the talents on Rabo finally will be able to live up to their talent! Perhaps we'll even have to stop listening to the constant (and understandable) whining about Rabo/Breukink from the Dutch mafia as well
According to the Rabosport.com website:JRanton said:I've read on twitter that along with the job changes Rabo are going to bring in more sports scientists and offer more support to their riders. Copying Sky's approach then.
The knowledge will not only come from within the team but we will also work a lot with external advisors. Knebel: “We are clearly looking for cooperation like for example with the KNWU regarding talent development. Furthermore we will use the available sports knowhow in the Netherlands from, for example, the Cruyff University, the universities of Maastricht and Amsterdam and the technical universities in Eindhoven and Delft. But we will also reach out and connect with other sport disciplines. This will lead to a whole new and different way of thinking than which we are used to now. Every position within the team will be involved in this and it requires maximum dedication from all involved. This demands a lot from all the people in the team.”