Riders: Lars Boom, Stef Clement, Laurens ten Dam, Steven Kruijswijk, Tom Leezer, Bauke Mollema, Bram Tankink, Sep Vanmarcke and Maarten Wynants.
DS Nico Verhoeven: “We want to repeat our good performances from last year. Bauke is our leader. Laurens has a role similar to last year. We will protect him so that he can save energy to help Bauke in the mountains. If that puts him in a good position overall, we will not sacrifice him. The Tour is long and anything can happen. Even with Bauke. The Tour de Suisse was good for the Tour team’s confidence, We had seven of the guys who are also going to France and reached a very high level. Bauke ended up third place overall and was close to a stage victory twice, which gives us a lot of confidence. All nine guys who’re riding the Tour are in a good shape. Last year we did great, but this is a new race with new opportunities and we’ll start from zero, just like everyone else.”