'We can make it work' - Cees Bol on the 'unique goal' of getting Mark Cavendish to 35 Tour de France wins

The Dutch sprinter will mix leadout duties with aiming for his own results at Astana-Qazaqstan

Cees Bol 2023
(Image credit: Astana)

Cees Bol looks unfamiliar in the light blue of Astana-Qazaqstan, standing in the baking sun ahead of stage one of the Saudi Tour.

The 27-year-old spent five years with DSM, which saw him win six races, including a stage of Paris-Nice in 2021 and one at the Tour of Britain last September. 

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.