Date: Monday, 11 September 2017

Following the last two successful years of 2016 and 2017, Maaslandster CCN International Cycling Team is pleased to invite applications from riders to experience racing in Europe.
The Team will continue its partnership with TWC Maaslandster Zuid-Limburg, an official Dutch Cycling Club based in Southern Netherlands (Limburg Region). TWC Maaslandster Zuid-Limburg are the supporting body of the Maaslandster CCN International Cycling Team that will once again participate in UCI, National and Club level racing in Europe throughout 2018.
In 2016 & 2017 Maaslandster CCN International Cycling Team have hosted a roster of 16 to 20 female cyclists who raced at the elite level in Europe. The team has consisted of riders from countries including The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Cypress, Switzerland, Austria and Finland.
The Team’s mission is to provide weekly racing opportunities for its riders throughout 2018. The European racing circuit offers a unique environment for Athletes to strive for their personal goals; whether it be to establish a cycling resume / palmarès, to get promoted into a professional team, or a personal development opportunity that comes with participating in a European racing season.
Events will include various styles of racing with various levels of difficulty that can suit the ability and goals of riders on the team; from one day road racing, stage racing, time trials, kermesse, criterium and derny racing.
You can review 2016 & 2017 race reports, rider blogs, social media and Facebook updates, and follow the progress via the Maaslandster CCN International Cycling Team website: www.maaslandsterladies.com
How to Apply
To be considered, riders are required to demonstrate an appropriate background and history in racing. Athletes who would like to be considered for the 2018 season should send their Cycling Resume / Palmarès to the following address:
info@globalcyclingmovements.com
For more information please contact:
Tjarco Cuppens: tjarco@globalcyclingmovements.com or +31 622462111
Sarah-Jeanne Fraser: sjfraser@energyhr.com.au or +61 405575838

March to October 2018
FULL SEASON
Euro 7000 per person
 Accommodation in the Team House (reserved for riders of the Maaslandster CCN
International Cycling Team) between the months of March and October
 Bike and racing wheels to be used for the season
 Land transport to and from races
 Registration costs of racing
 Team clothing
 Race nutrition
 Training programs (if required).
 Races in Europe will include Spring Classics, UCI Top Competition, National races, Belgium
Lotto Cycling Cup, selected UCI and Non-UCI European stage races, Post Tour
criterium, Belgium Kermesse races, regional time trials, local derny racing, local criterium.
 NOTE – It is the responsibility of each rider to ensure applicable visa requirements are met
under this option.
March to June 2017
Predominately Spring Classics & Club Competition
Euro 4000 per person
 Accommodation in the Team House (reserved for riders of the Maaslandster CCN
International Cycling Team) between the months of March and June
 Bike (subject to availability)
 Racing wheels
 Land transport to and from races
 Registration costs of racing
 Team clothing
 Race nutrition
 Training programs (if required).
 Races in Europe are likely to include Spring Classics, UCI Top Competition, National races and
Belgium Lotto Cycling Cup, Belgium Kermesse races, regional time trials, and local criterium.
Possibility of UCI and non UCI European stage races and / or local derny racing.
July to October 2017
Predominately Kermesse, Criterium & Club Competition
Euro 4000 per person
 Private or shared (2 bed) accommodation in the Team House (reserved for riders of the
Maaslandster CCN International Cycling Team) between the months of March and June
 Bike - subject to availability
 Racing wheels
 Land transport to and from races
 Registration costs of racing
 Team clothing
 Race nutrition
 Training programs (if required).
 Races in Europe are likely to include National races, Belgium Lotto Cycling Cup, Belgium
Kermesse races, time trials, European stage races, criterium and derny racing.
Example of 2016 & 2017 Racing Calendar & Proposed 2018 Racing Schedule
(Kermesse, Criterium, and Derny races are not listed)
March
OMLOOP HET NIEUWSBLAD (Belgium) UCI 1.1 Lotto Cycling Cup
LE SAMYN DES DAMES (Belgium) UCI 1.2 Lotto Cycling Cup
OMLOOP VAN STRIJEN (Netherlands) Nat.
KOEPEL RACE – LIEROP (Netherlands) Nat.
DWARES DOOR VLAANDEREN – WAREGEM (Belgium) UCI 1.1
PAJOT HILLS CLASSIC (Belgium) UCI 1.2
DRENTSE ACHT VAN WESTERVELD (Netherlands) UCI 1.1 Top Competition
April
GP DOTTIGNIES (Belgium) UCI 1.2 Lotto Cycling Cup
DWARS DOOR DE WESTHOEK (Belgium) UCI 1.1 Lotto Cycling Cup
SALVERDA OMLOOP VAN DE IJSSELDELTA (Netherlands) UCI 1.2 Top Competition
RONDE VAN GELDERLAND (Netherlands) UCI 1.2 Top Competition
FEMININ ELSY JACOBS (Luxembourg) UCI 2.1 Stage Race
VOLTA LIMBURG (Netherlands) NAT.
May
MAARTEN WYNANTS TROFEE (Belgium) UCI 1.2 Lotto Cycling Cup
TOUR OF ZHOUSHAN ISLAND (CHINA) UCI2.2 Stage Race
RABO 7-DORPENOMLOOP AALBURG (Netherlands) UCI 1.2 Top Competition
BERNER RUNDFAHRT (Switzerland) Nat.
SWISS EVER GP HAGENDORN (Switzerland) UCI 1.2
BOELS HILLS CLASSIC (Netherlands) UCI 1.1 Top Competition
GRAN PRIX PLUMELEC (FRANCE) UCI 1.1
LA CLASSIC MORBIHAN UCI 1.1
June
LUS VAN RODEN EN OMLOOP NOORDENVELD (Netherlands) - 2 day Nat. Club Competition
ZUIDKEMPENSE LADIES CLASSIC (Belgium) UCI 1.2 Lotto Cycling Cup
FLANDERS DIAMOND TOUR (Belgium) UCI 1.1 Lotto Cycling Cup
CRIT / KERMESSE / DERNY RACING (Neth., Germany, Belgium)
July
TOUR DE FEMININ - CERVENCE (Czech Republic) - 4 day UCI 2.2 Stage Race
OMLOOP VAN ALKMAAR (Netherlands) Nat. Club Competition
2 DAAGSE RODEN (Netherlands) Nat. Club Competition
CRIT / KERMESSE / DERNY RACING (Neth., Germany, Belgium)
POST TOUR CRITERIUMS
August
ERONDEGEMSE PIJL (Belgium) UCI 1.2 Lotto Cycling Cup
FINALE - CLUB COMPETITION (Netherlands) Nat. Club Competition
CRIT / KERMESSE / DERNY RACING (Neth., Germany, Belgium)
September
FINAL - CLUB COMPETITION (Netherlands) - 2 day Nat. Club Competition
RAS N M'BAN (Ireland) – 5 day Nat. Stage Race
CRIT / KERMESSE / DERNY RACING (Neth. , Germany, Belgium)
October
CRIT / KERMESSE / DERNY RACING (Neth., Germany, Belgium)

This information is specific to the women's team, however this year the opportunity is also open to men with their brother team.

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