Dutch riders's association blasts CPA as it quits organisation for lack of progress

The Dutch association listed numerous reasons for quitting the Association of Professional Cyclists in a long statement

Tom Dumoulin on Mount Fløyen during the time trial at the World Championships, where he produced a dominant performance to win his first rainbow jersey

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The Dutch cyclists' association blasted the Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) while leaving, saying the union is unable to keep pace with progress.

The VVBW (the Dutch Association for Professional Cyclists), one of the national associations that helped start the CPA in 1999, listed several reasons for its decision.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.