Bart Brentjen's CST Sandd Bafang team has rebranded as CST PostNL Bafang and announced the signing of two new riders.
This offseason saw the merger of Sandd (Sort and Deliver) and PostNL so the team has changed its Dutch postal sponsor name, although the relationship remains similar to before. The team was presented at the PostNL headquarters on Friday and displayed its new logo and riding kit.
Also announced was the signing of Mariske Strauss. Strauss makes the move over from Silverback and is a 3 time South African XC champion. She achieved her best-ever World Cup result last year with a 13th in Vallnord and finished the season in 30th place in the overall.
The team will now be made up of 7 riders: Yana Belomoina (Ukraine), Anne Tauber (Netherlands), Mariske Strauss (South AFrica), Sebastian Fini Carstensen (Denmark), Martins Blums (Latvia), David Nordemann (Netherlands) and Kjell van den Boogert (Netherlands, eMTB).
Press Release: CST PostNL Bafang
Following the merger of the Dutch postal networks of PostNL and Sandd, PostNL has taken over the sponsorship of the international mountain bike team. PostNL is the new name sponsor for the UCI Mountainbike Elite Trade Team, founded and managed by Bart Brentjens since 2008.
The official team name for 2020: CST PostNL Bafang Mountainbike Racing Team
This morning PostNL and Bart Brentjens launched their partnership at PostNL’s headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. Together with Dutch team riders Anne Tauber, David Nordemann and Kjell van den Boogert (E-MTB), they presented the official 2020 team logo and team outfit (see photo attached).