Roompot - Nederlands Loterij (RNL) - Wildcard
What was surely the most active team in 2016 has also received a wild card in 2017. Thanks to some feisty attacks, an active contribution in the breakaway groups and clever timing, 22-year-old Antwan Tolhoek of the Netherlands captured a surprise win in last year’s mountain category. This season Tolhoek has changed over to Lotto NL-Jumbo. Add to this a success by Roompot that many Pro Continental teams can only hope for: Dutch veteran Pieter Weening won the cold and soggy sixth stage from Weesen over the Klausen Pass to Amden. Roompot’s current profile picture on Twitter still shows Weening’s glorious finish in Amden.
The Dutch team’s colours and name are no accident. After all, orange is the national colour of the Netherlands. All racers on the team are Dutch. Title sponsor Roompot is a Dutch hotel and travel company.