Lars Boom inks deal with Roompot-Charles Cycling
Oct 01 2018 05:19 am CET

Lars Boom inks deal with Roompot-Charles Cycling
Lars Boom inks deal with Roompot-Charles Cycling
Photo of Lars Boom by LottoNL-Jumbo

Roompot-Charles Cycling Team has announced the signing of Lars Boom. The rider makes the move after spending the last two seasons at LottoNL-Jumbo.

The 32-year-old has in his palmares stage victories in the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, as well as overall wins in races like the Eneco Tour, the Tour of Britain, the Tour of Belgium and the Ster ZLM Tour GP Jan van Heeswijk.

"I want to play an important role in the Spring campaign and in the races that Roompot-Charles starts in," the Dutchman commented. "The races that the team has already ridden, suit me well. After a difficult year, I also want to find my old level again. Now I have a resting period that will help me to build up again for next season."

Boom's main target will be the spring Classics. "I want to show that I can ride the finals of the classics," he explained. "I have the ambition to ride deep until the final of each race and preferably from the beginning of the classic season, from the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad to Paris-Roubaix.

"This is not a step back for me, but a step sideways. I want to ride for victories again and I will be very well supported for that. The boys who come from Belgium have the experience in the kind of races that are important for the team. It will be a nice complete group, particularly because there are still some more guys coming. I also expect a very combative group as they have already shown at Roompot and Veranda's Willems."

It was also announced that the rider will start the 2019 season doing cyclocross. "I will incorporate cross training to my preparation," Boom affirmed. "That will be good for the spring and my general development.

"The past period I have regularly been on a mountain bike and trained on the cross bike, but it will still require some adjustments. Cyclocross has changed and I have also changed as a rider. But I'm happy with it!".



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