We are pleased to announce the addition of Richard Groenendaal to our Performance Staff. Richard (Former CX- World Champion) will become our second addition to the staff, after Maarten Tjallingii, and will join the team in some of the most important races of our calendar as a Sports Director.
Richard’s vision on talent development and coaching run alongside the values that the Academy has been implementing ever since its inception back 2015. His addition will bring valuable input to our youngsters who will learn a lot of his past experience not only as a rider but also as part of the technical staff of teams such as Rabobank Development Team. Groenendaal will combine his activities at our team with his position at Woman World Tour team Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team.
“I am looking forward to working with these young talents. I am really enthusiastic and positive about the philosophy of the Academy and I know that the interaction between riders and coaching staff is really good. I want to help these youngsters to learn, try to win races and make the next step. It’s important to build an atmosphere where riders feel comfortable, have fun and be able to get the maximum out of their abilities”.