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 23 maart 2017 in Cycling Keizer on the attack in Catalunya’s shortened stage 22 maart 2017 in Cycling GC-riders Team LottoNL-Jumbo climbing into the top 20 Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s GC men took advantage of steep terrain in the third stage of the Volta a Catalunya to climb up in the rankings. George Bennett crossed the line in the first group with a team-leading 11th. Steven Kruijswijk and Robert Gesink finished slightly back in 21st and 22nd, respectively. Spain’s Alejandro Valverde won the stage to the ski area at La Molina on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees. 22 maart 2017 in Cycling Groenewegen wins bunch sprint for fifth in Dwars door Vlaanderen Dylan Groenewegen dashed to fifth in Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday in Waregem. Groenewegen led the chase group across the line behind four leading attackers, with Yves Lampaert taking the victory. 21 maart 2017 in Cycling LottoNL-Jumbo closes Catalunya team time trial 7th LottoNL-Jumbo placed seventh in the Volta a Catalunya’s team time trial today. Over 41.3 kilometres around the lake of Banyoles, the team clocked 50'43 " -- 1'48’ behind the winning team Movistar.