Lars Boom is starting his third year as team manager, the second with Team SD Worx. "Danny Stam, Anna van der Breggen and I form a complementary and experienced team. We can learn a lot from each other and each place our own emphases. Because Anna has only recently retired as a rider, she knows the ins and outs of women's cycling. From Danny I learn a lot tactically and I have some experience myself because I won several big races as a rider."
Boom remains full of passion when it comes to cycling. "I still have that fire n me. I still want to win races. Sometimes I want to be on the bike myself, but of course that's no longer possible. So I try to convey that fire to my riders, so that they really pull everything out of themselves to pull the win across the finish line for the team."
Boom calls Team SD Worx ironclad in 2023. "We have several spearheads, so sometimes you have to make hard choices. But it bids more cards and that makes it more tactically interesting. The hardest part of the job is to anticipate in advance what is going to happen in a race, but there is enough know-how within Team SD Worx to make it another great season."