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Raas leaves Rabobank

Jan Raas has quit as director of Rabobank and will be replaced by fellow Dutchman Theo de Rooij, the team announced on Tuesday. Raas had been at the helm of the Dutch team since 1996, but fell out with their sponsor as to what direction the team should take at their recent annual meeting. Rabobank will remain as the team’s title sponsor until at least 2005, with the Dutch bank expected to decide whether or not to extend that deal some time next year.Copyright AFP2003

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By VeloNews Interactive, Copyright AFP2003

Jan Raas has quit as director of Rabobank and will be replaced by fellow Dutchman Theo de Rooij, the team announced on Tuesday.

Raas had been at the helm of the Dutch team since 1996, but fell out with their sponsor as to what direction the team should take at their recent annual meeting.

Rabobank will remain as the team’s title sponsor until at least 2005, with the Dutch bank expected to decide whether or not to extend that deal some time next year.
Copyright AFP2003