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Team Jumbo-Visma adds Van Hooydonck to classics core

Team Jumbo-Visma adds Van Hooydonck to classics core

Nathan van Hooydonck will strengthen the selection of Team Jumbo-Visma from 2021 onwards. The Belgian joins the Dutch World Tour formation for two seasons and will assist Wout van Aert and Mike Teunissen in the classics.

With Van Hooydonck, sportive director Merijn Zeeman signed a rider who has been followed by Team Jumbo-Visma since the U23 category. “We were looking for a strong rider who could strengthen our team around Wout and Mike in the classics. Nathan, with his talents, is the right rider for that. In addition, his time trial capabilities come in handy in team time trials or in a sprint train. We look forward to seeing him next season.”

"This really feels like a new chapter in my career."

Nathan van Hooydonck

The 24-year-old Van Hooydonck takes a new step in his career with his transfer. “I’m happy to get this opportunity from Team Jumbo-Visma. This really feels like a new chapter in my career. I am really looking forward to my first moments with this team. The classic period is a very important period for me. I hope to develop myself in the classical work. I also want to continue to make progress in the time trial discipline. The past few years have shown that Team Jumbo-Visma is developing well on all fronts. Then it’s nice to be part of such a team. For me, this is the team to take further steps as a cyclist.”

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