After winning the Overall Classification of the Nederlandse Loterij Topcompetie, a cycling league with nine Dutch races for men at semi-professional level, Bouwmans was rewarded with a genuine internship at Team KATUSHA ALPECIN. He will be a trainee/stagiair in the Swiss WorldTour team until December 31st 2019. Dylan Bouwmans (22) is the son of former pro-rider Eddy Bouwmans, winner of the Best Young Rider classification in the 1992 Tour de France.
- This is really fantastic, a more than nice present after a good year with my team. I hope to show what I am capable of at the highest level in the coming weeks. Already next week I will start with KATUSHA ALPECIN in Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen, Primus Classic and Grand Prix d’Isbergues. After the Tour of Croatia, where I will start with my current continental team Metec-TKH, I will also start in Paris-Tours. In that race I finished 7th last season in the U23 category. I look forward to the coming weeks, said Dylan Bouwmans.
Dylan Bouwmans is a rider who likes the hilly races. Earlier this season he finished 3rd in a stage of the Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour and was winner of the Ton Dolmans Trofee, one of the nine Topcompetitie races. Last Sunday, the Eurode Omloop concluded the Dutch Topcompetitie.
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