Team Jumbo-Visma speed skating team officially presented during special live show
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Team Jumbo-Visma has started the Hammer Series in Stavanger with a victory in the Hammer Climb. The formation of Frans Maassen won two of the ten sprints, but managed to position two riders well in every lap to score enough points.
Mike Teunissen secured the team victory in the final lap with a powerful final sprint, claiming the maximum double points. It meant the twenty-second victory for Team Jumbo-Visma of the season.
During the tough evening, in which the Grisabakken had to be climbed ten times, the tactic was to collect as many points as possible during the laps in which the team could score double points. In addition to Teunissen, the rest of the team, consisting of Jonas Vingegaard, Amund Grondahl Jansen, Pascal Eenkhoorn and Maarten Wynants, were also very active.
Tomorrow, the Hammer Series in Stavanger will continue with the Hammer Sprint. Dylan Groenewegen then joins the team.
“Such a victory is a real team achievement. Everyone was very strong today”, Teunissen said. “As a team, we rode very attentively and we were always represented in the breakaway. First with Jonas and then with Pascal and me. The race made clear that you don’t have to win every sprint to score a lot of points. We only won two of the ten sprints, but we always scored points with multiple riders. We were very consistent and we were constantly in control. That was crucial for our victory.”
Pascal Eenkhoorn especially praised the strong sprints of his teammate. “Mike was very important to us today. He was really strong on that climb. Which was obvious, because he won two sprints.”