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On the day that Dylan Groenewegen has mathematically been confirmed as this year’s most successful professional cyclist, Team Jumbo-Visma announced that the sprinter will also be competing for the yellow-black formation in the coming four seasons. A verbal agreement, concluded this summer, has now been formalised.
Groenewegen has been on the team of CEO Richard Plugge since 2016. During the past years, he developed into a world class sprinter with victories in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, Paris-Nice, the one-day WT race Bruges-De Panne and four stage victories in the Tour de France. With fifteen victories on his tally, he is the most successful pro rider in the world this year.
“I’m now 26 years old, so I’m still getting stronger”, Groenewegen expresses his expectations in the video below. “I joined the team at the age of 22. Since then, I have improved a lot. This happened to every rider who joined the team. We started at zero and look where we are now. I am where I want to be and the team is where it wants to be. This team is doing very well. When I indicate things that can be improved, they will be examined and the people in the team will start working on them. That’s the deciding factor for me to stay here.”
Groenewegen mentions the development of the helmet, clothing and bicycle, with the cycling team cooperating closely with Lazer, Agu and Bianchi. “Everything is taken into consideration for me to be able to sprint as fast as possible. This gets better every year. Of course you also have a look at other teams, but I really feel at home here. We have reached a good agreement. I have what I want here. So why change teams? Trust in each other is very important. I feel the confidence the team has in me and I think the team feels the confidence I have in them. The guys around me are doing great. Looking at this year, you can see that I have a super train around me. I’m sure that by staying here, I’ll continue to grow. I would like to take on that challenge with the team.”