Affini strengthens Team Jumbo-Visma selection
Edoardo Affini is a new addition to Team Jumbo-Visma for next year. The twenty-f...
The riders of the Jumbo-Visma Development Team will be in Slovenia for the next two weeks to prepare for the restart of the cycling season. The team had started the year in a good way already with four victories and will try to continue this trend in the upcoming months.
Robbert de Groot, Head of Development, indicates that it is nice to have the group of riders back together. “Such a training camp is very important. We have not been together for a long time and of course we have not raced any races during this time. In recent months, the riders have maintained their condition, but now it is time to get fit again. In the upcoming weeks we will work on the condition so that we can resume the season in good shape.”
“Slovenia is perfect for cycling and a good training location”, De Groot continues. “We want to make a lot of altimeters. This location is certainly suitable for this, as we are close to Rogla Mountain. At the end of the training camp we will ride the GP Kranj in Slovenia with five riders. It will be nice to be back racing again. In August we will ride the Czech Cycling Tour with a combined team. There, four riders of the development team and three World Tour pros will start. Then we will take part in an almost flat stage race in Poland. A nice restart of the season for our U23 riders.”
Two riders of the Jumbo-Visma Development Team, Gijs Leemreize and Finn Fisher-Black, will participate in the Vuelta a Burgos as members of the World Tour team at the end of July. According to De Groot, an incentive for the two young riders. “That will be a very nice experience for both. Gijs has previously raced with the World Tour team in the Tour de la Provence. This is a great opportunity for Finn to see what he can do at that level.”