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Team Jumbo-Visma signs Australian Chris Harper

Team Jumbo-Visma signs Australian Chris Harper

Team Jumbo-Visma has signed climber Chris Harper for the coming two years. The 24-year-old rider from Australia comes over from the Australian Team BridgeLane and will make his debut as a professional for the Dutch World Tour-team in 2020.

Harper is regarded a talented climber and time trial specialist. He became fourth in the Herald Sun Tour, grabbed the victory in the Tour of Japan and won all the classifications and mountain stages in the Tour de Savoie-Mont Blanc.

The vice-champion of Australia is over the moon about his transfer to Team Jumbo-Visma. “I am very excited and grateful to have the opportunity to join Team Jumbo-Visma. It is the perfect environment for me to continue and develop as a rider as well as contribute to achieving the team goals.”

"It is the perfect environment for me to continue and develop as a rider."

Chris Harper

Sportive director Merijn Zeeman: “Chris has excelled in the continental circuit. We think that he can show more of himself and that is why we give him a chance on World Tour level.”

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