Home › Cycling › Nieuws Cycling | 9 december 2016 Bram Tankink adds another year to Team LottoNL-Jumbo contract Share dit bericht via social media: Bram Tankink extended his contract with Team LottoNL-Jumbo for one year, through 2017. It means that the Dutchman, who just celebrated his 38th birthday, will begin his 10th season with the Dutch WorldTour team. "I decide season by season and this year, and I decided to add on a year to my career,” said the road captain. “I feel good, I'm motivated and I am very happy with this team. Why should I stop now?” This season, Tankink rode the Giro d'Italia to support Steven Kruijswijk. Next year, he wants to captain the team to a higher level. "This year's Giro was a unique experience and that is something I would like to experience again,” he said. "I can use my experience with the new professionals teach the new pros through the season. To be a professional is a result of hard work and talent, but it is important to realise that cycling is a profession and a way of life. I hope to instil this in the new guys. " Multi-talented Technical Director Nico Verhoeven is relieved to have Tankink’s experience in his ranks for 2017. "Bram adds value to the team, as a helper and certainly as road captain. He can read the race through his years of experience and share his experience with the other riders. " Tankink will work in one-day races and stage races. "Bram is a good rider who can be used anywhere. He can climb cols with best half of the peloton, so he can stay by Gesink and Kruijswijk. He is also helpful in the spring classics for riders like Lars Boom.” Share dit bericht via social media: Meer nieuws 20 januari 2017 in Cycling Enrico Battaglin places 10th in Tour Down Under stage 4 Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s Italian Enrico Battaglin sprinted to 10th place in the Tour Down Under’s fourth stage today. Caleb Ewan (Orica), just like in the first and third stages, won the kick in Campbelltown, Australia. Richie Porte (BMC) remains the leader with LottoNL-Jumbo’s Robert Gesink in 11th at 29 seconds. 19 januari 2017 in Cycling Gesink 10th in GC after chaotic final Robert Gesink jumped to 10th in the Tour Down Under’s general classification after the third stage to Victor Harbor ended in a bunch sprint. Again, home cyclist Caleb Ewan (Orica) was the fastest sprinter in the Australian stage race. 18 januari 2017 in Cycling Gesink almost in the top 10 after Tour Down Under’s first mountain stage LottoNL-Jumbo’s Robert Gesink sits 11th overall in the Tour Down Under after today’s mountain top finish stage in Paracombe. Richie Porte (BMC) won the stage ahead of two pursuers and with 19 seconds on a group with Gesink. 17 januari 2017 in Cycling Team LottoNL-Jumbo unscathed through Tour Down Under stage 1 The first stage of the Tour Down Under ended in a bunch sprint with Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) on top. The LottoNL-Jumbo riders came thorough unscathed in the first stage of this year’s first WorldTour race. Robert Wagner took the top honours for the team in 16th.