Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
Below you will find the goals of the Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team early 2010 with goals for 2011 and 2012.
Anno 2011, the current Vacansoleil –DCM Pro Cycling Team will participate Giro, Tour and maybe the Vuelta and the ambition to become Pro Tour is established in 2011!!!!!
The Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team aim is summarised in the slogan 'Sporting, transparent and ambitious'. The team consists of a mix with talented and experienced Dutch riders together with riders from other countries. Supervising manager Daan Luijkx is the team manager of this challenging ambitious three-year project.
This will be a huge challenge and is expressed in the following key points;
P rofessional organisation
As co-owner of an accountancy firm with two branches, Daan Luijkx is experienced in managing a company and knows about structure and finance. As an ex-professional cyclist, this experience has led to a wealth of knowledge of the finances of professional cycling teams and now, by being appointed as manager of a continental team, he will put this knowledge to good use in modern day cycling. The Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team have taken on staff that are a mix of ages and will bring plenty of experience from the worlds of cycling and business.
Contribution to modern day cycling
The team know which initiatives are required in cycling to increase its popularity and credibility. For example, all cyclists are regularly tested for illegal substances by an independent laboratory. This is compulsory and must be abided by as part of the UCI rules.
Participate in at least one huge tour (Giro d’Italia, Tour de France or Vuelta d’Espana)
Our cyclists will immerse themselves in events and contribute to the team. With the team structure now in place, the cyclists are already preparing for huge tours.
To become Pro Tour in 2012
Over the next three years the team wants to develop into one of the top of Pro Continental teams. Their ambition is to become a Pro Tour team by 2012.