Team Roompot Oranje peloton22 Dec. 2015
Creating innovative products together
Last year an ambitious new cycling project was being launched in The Netherlands. The main target of this new cycling team was the development of young talents who already were good enough to be pro riders.
With an experienced crew of former Dutch pro riders Erik Breukink, Jean-Paul van Poppel and Michael Zijlaard the Pro Continental Cycling Team Roompot Orange Peloton was being launched. More experienced riders are used for educating the younger ones, resulting in a strong feeling of teambuilding. Of course these more experienced riders were taking their own chances as well. And thats exactly what they did in the last season of 2015. The team showed itself during the spring classics and later on in the year the absolute best moment of the season took place. With Jesper Asselman the orange guys conquered the leaders jersey in the Eneco Tour, a stage race on World Tour level. They were able to defend this white jersey for two consecutive days. They ended their first year with three more victories.
It was an incredible debut year and we are looking forward to support the youngsters again next year. We are still a partner for sports glasses and helmets and we are looking forward to use the knowledge of experienced riders such as Johnny Hoogerland for the development of new products. During the new season the riders of Roompot Orange Peloton are supported with three types of helmets, the Icarus road helmet, the Tithon sprint helmet and the Aerotop time trial helmet. The aerodynamic Tithon was developed in close cooperation with our pro riders and the Technical University of Delft. The result of this cooperation is a very fast and good ventilated helmet. The Tithon proved its speed already in several national track championships and more recently during the Six Days of Rotterdam. Besides the helmets the riders of Roompot will be using our Summit and Select glasses. Those are the most visible products, but we support the team with a lot more from our extensive product range. During training rides the riders can trust on our lights and pumps. When bad weather kicks in, they can count on our fenders. And last but certainly not least, they will travel in style with our BBB bags.
The coming season Team Roompot Orange Peloton will do their utmost to show even more of themselves than the previous season. After the introduction of the team its time to conquer the next victories. Perhaps we are able to watch the riders attack in the spring classics or see them at the front of the peloton in big stage races. Whatever happens, they can count on a few new big names. Among them is Pieter Weening who returns from an Australian period at the World Tour team of Orica Greenedge. Besides him and Barry Markus of Lotto-Jumbo, the young talented rider Antwan Tolhoek is also joining the orange force. He is transferring from the Dutch Rabobank Development Team and is beginning his first year as a pro rider. With these new riders Team Roompot Orange Peloton will have a bright future ahead of them in the 2016 season and again we are a proud partner.