Login
Team Jumbo-Visma with sprint and GC ambitions to Tour de France

Team Jumbo-Visma with sprint and GC ambitions to Tour de France

Just like last year, Team Jumbo-Visma is heading to the Tour de France in July with big sprint and GC ambitions. In 2018, this resulted in a fourth and fifth place in the general classification and two sprint stage wins with Dylan Groenewegen. Besides this, Primoz Roglic won the queen stage over the Tourmalet and Aubisque on the penultimate day. The number three and two-time stage winner of the Giro d’Italia is going to skip the French stage race this year.

Team Jumbo-Visma again counts on the fast legs of Dylan Groenewegen and the steady Steven Kruijswijk. The Dutch leaders will be supported by their compatriot Mike Teunissen, the Norwegian Amund Jansen, the German Tony Martin, the New Zealander George Bennett and the Belgian Tour newcomers Wout van Aert and Laurens De Plus. The team starts in Brussels after a specific high altitude training.

 / 
			© 5th in Tour de France 2018
© 5th in Tour de France 2018

For Van Aert, his Tour debut means the next step in his career. After strong spring classics with podium places in Strade Bianche and E3 BinckBank Classic, the 24-year-old rider from Herentals is now starting in Critérium du Dauphiné. “Wout is ready for this next step”, sportive director Merijn Zeeman explains.

“He makes our team even stronger. He hasn’t had a lot of race days and Wout has prepared himself in an ideal way. After the Tour, he will ride the Prudential Ride London and after that, his cyclocross season starts.”

Related updates

Food Friday – Healthy cooking during a busy week

During a stage race, our riders get multiple healthy meals a day. Read about the meal prepping strategy of our team and learn how healthy cooking is not necessarily a time consuming process

Read more

Food Friday - Our riders’ meal plan for a strength training

Our riders focus on the best performance on their bikes, which requires frequent strength trainings on their schedule. Do you want to know what our riders eat before and after a strength training? Or the typical exercises during such a training? Keep on reading!

Read more

Food Friday – Our riders' favourite iced tea recipes

Nothing is more refreshing than some iced tea on a hot, summer day. In this Food Friday, we explain the difference in nutritional value between regular iced tea and the homemade version. Moreover, we provide you with tips and tricks to make iced tea at home yourself (which is easier than you might b...

Read more
 /