At the Reggeborgh team’s presentation, Kjeld Nuis spoke for the first time about the arrival of his American rival Jordan Stolz to Albert Heijn-Zaanlander’s team, Gellert Anima. “It’s a nice marketing ploy, but it’s very strange from a sporting point of view.”
His great rival in the 1000 and 1500 meters Jordan Stolz will be skiing Dutchman Albert Heine-Zanlander from Gellert Anema next winter. “He doesn’t understand it very much,” said Kjeld Nuis at the Reggeborgh team’s presentation in Rijssen.
“I think that’s very backwards, you wouldn’t help a foreign skier as a Dutch team, right? I think Gellert really wants him in Elfstedentocht as a leader or something like that. He can still run 200 kilometres,” Noyes said with a laugh.
Nuis also realizes that Stolz will earn a pretty penny in the Netherlands. But mathematically, his mind cannot reach it. “I can’t imagine that these marathon guys will take him to 1.06 in the 1,000 metres. What good is the marathon team to him? From a sporting point of view, this is a very strange choice,” Noyes said.
“Will Gellert seriously stand at the intersection in the World Sprint Championships? It’s a nice marketing ploy, but very strange from a sporting point of view. We in the Netherlands are no longer the best,” asked the 33-year-old Dutchman. “Skateboarding Mecca.” It’s okay that he thinks he should be here. But I think he was fine where he was.”
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