2 VDL coaches for Rabobank Cycling Team
On 19 October 2011, VDL Bus & Coach BV and Rabo Wielerploegen BV signed a four-year collaboration contract. As part of the agreement, two Jonckheere luxury coaches have since been delivered to the Rabobank Cycling Team. These coaches will provide exceptionally comfortable transport to each stage and are outfitted to provide the cyclists and support staff with every possible convenience.
Both Jonckheere coaches have a length of 13.4 metres and are completely customized to meet the stringent requirements of the Rabobank Cycling Team. The vehicles are superbly suited to provide the cyclists with the care they require during the competitions. Among other features, the design includes a relaxation room with luxurious armchairs and audiovisual equipment, a kitchen fitted with all the modern conveniences, along with showers and a changing room. A powerful generator provides air conditioning and power when the coach is not running. The extra large baggage compartment even includes a washing machine so the bike clothing can be washed while on the road, and the extra high floor provides space for up to eight bicycles below.
Rabobank Cycling Teams
The Rabo ProTeam is the top class of the Rabobank Cycling Teams. The ProTeam, with 27 professional cyclists, participates in competitions such as the UCI World Tour and has already been among the world elite for fifteen years. Together with the Continental Team and the former junior team, the ProTeam has achieved more than 1,750 victories.
VDL Bus & Coach
The core activities of VDL Bus & Coach consist of the development, manufacturing, sales and after-sales service of a wide range of buses, coaches and chassis modules and the purchase and sales of second-hand buses as well. VDL Bus & Coach although one brand, produces a range of buses and coaches to suit various transport environments within the global market. Manufacturing takes place in the Netherlands and Belgium. VDL Bus & Coach places aspects such as quality, safety, durability, comfort, low maintenance costs, low fuel consumption and the environment in high regard. Sales of VDL Bus & Coach products take place through a worldwide network consisting of corporate-owned sales offices, importers and agents in more than 30 countries. This makes it possible to offer custom-made transport solutions. For after-sales service and maintenance, the client can count on rapid, hassle-free assistance from VDL Bus & Coach employees in any of the many service locations. An expansive distribution network ensures that spare parts and accessories are delivered to the requested destination as quickly as possible. Through utilization of the knowledge, expertise and strength of the individual bus companies, VDL Bus & Coach has grown to become one of the largest bus producers in Europe.
VDL Bus & Coach is part of the VDL Groep. VDL Groep, with its head office in Eindhoven, is an international company focused on the development, production and sales of semi-manufactured products, buses & coaches and finished products. In total, the group, with more than 7,700 employees, consists of 79 subsidiaries spread over 16 countries. The strength of the VDL Groep lies in the mutual co-operation between the companies.