Title candidate Mathieu van der Poel receives support from Niki Terpstra and Bauke Mollema at the end of September for the road race of the World Cycling Championships in Yorkshire. The women start with three (former) world champions, but without Dutch champion Lorena Wiebes.
On Sunday 29 September, header Van der Poel hopes to be the first Dutch man since Joop Zoetemelk in 1985 to win the World Championship road stage.
Besides the winner of the Amstel Gold Race, Terpstra, Mollema, Dylan van Baarle, Mike Teunissen, Sebastian Langeveld, Jos van Emden and Pieter Weening are also in the selection of national coach Koos Moerenhout.
Van Baarle and Van Emden also ride the time trial in England.
Among the women, national coach Loes Gunnewijk with Anna van der Breggen (2018), Chantal Blaak (2017) and Marianne Vos (2006, 2012 and 2013) can have three riders in the road race who have already won the rainbow jersey.
Reigning world champion time trial Annemiek van Vleuten, European champion Amy Pieters, Lucinda Brand, Floortje Mackaij and Demi Vollering are the other names in the strong team. Van Vleuten, Van der Breggen and Brand have been selected for the time trial.