Dumoulin, Van Vleuten headline Dutch team for Innsbruck World Championships

Annemiek Van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) celebrates her win at the stage 7 time trial

Tom Dumoulin and Annemiek van Vleuten will headline the Dutch national team that will participate in the time trials and road races at the UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, from September 23 to 30. National federation coaches Thorwald Veneberg, Peter Zijerveld and Loes Gunnewijk announced on Tuesday the selection of 35 riders that will compete across all events. "We have an excellent season with both the elite men and the elite women, with three world champions making the Netherlands the favorite in many areas," Veneberg said. "The selective course that the World Championship organization has drawn up fits the selection that goes to Austria. We will do everything to keep the world titles in the Netherlands." Dumoulin and Van Vleuten will lead the team in the time trials - 54.2km for men and 28.5km for women - as the defending champions for the elite men's and men's events, ...

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