Lars van der Haar, winner of the 2013-14 cyclocross World Cup and silver medalist at ‘cross worlds in January, will leave Giant – Alpecin at the end of 2016 to join the Telenet – Fidea team, which is now run by recently retired cyclocross legend Sven Nys.
This move could spell the end of van der Haar’s pro road career. The 24-year-old Dutchman had 32 race days in 2015 with Giant – Alpecin on the road, including one WorldTour race, Clasica San Sebastian. He started Paris-Roubaix this season but was forced to abandon. Telenet-Fidea is a Continental team, so it could race some road events, but it doesn’t get the same invitations that a WorldTour team like Giant – Alpecin does.
De persconferentie is begonnen. Met Kris Wouters, Sven Vanthourenhout, Sven Nys en Lars van der Haar. pic.twitter.com/gAgDM9o153
— Telenet-Fidea CT (@TelenetFideaCT) May 12, 2016