Anna van der Breggen and Chantal Blaak announce they will retire in 2021 and 2022

The pair have extended their contracts with Boels Dolmans and will move into coaching roles after they stop racing

Anna van der Breggen and Chantal Blaak (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Anna van der Breggen and Chantal van den Broek-Blaak have announced they will retire in the next two years and move into leadership roles within the Boels-Dolmans team.

The Dutch pair both signed contract extensions with Boels-Dolmans, which will become SD Worx in 2021, with Van der Breggen planning to stop racing after the Tokyo Olympics next year while Van den Broek-Blaak will climb off for good in the spring of 2022.

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