Raymond Rol confirms this positive development. "The fact that four of 'our' riders are already with Team SD Worx has created a good contact. The cooperation with Team SD Worx makes our team even more attractive to good juniors and promising riders. They realise that Parkhotel Valkenburg offers a good opportunity to become part of one of the world's best teams in the UCI rankings. For many riders, it is a dream to one day race in the Team SD Worx colours. In addition to our training and balanced programme, this possible step through is an extra incentive for young talents to choose our team first", Rol emphasises.
Coming winter, Mischa Bredewold (22 years old) and Femke Markus (25 years old) will make the switch from Parkhotel Valkenburg to Team SD Worx. Both riders will sign a two year contract (2023-2024). "In one or two years, we will have a new generation in the Netherlands that will set the tone. Mischa Bredewold can be part of that new generation," says Stam. "She has made good steps in recent years and I think she can continue that progression in our team.”