Dutch riders threaten walkout if national coach isn't offered new contract

Rio gold medallist Elis Ligtlee among those threatening action

Elis Ligtlee (NED) celebrates her gold medal in the women's keirin ahead of Great Britain's Becky James

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Members of the Dutch national track team are threatening to walk away from the national federation set-up if their coach is not offered a new contract.

René Wolff was the coach of the country's women's track team at the Rio Olympics, but is yet to be offered a new contract by the Royal Dutch Cycling Union with his current deal set to expire at the end of 2016.

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