Profile
Long way back via Hungary and Norway for Groenewegen

Long way back via Hungary and Norway for Groenewegen

When the suspension of Dylan Groenewegen is over on May 7, he will not immediately return to the spotlights. After the incident in Poland, where Fabio Jakobsen was severely injured, the sprinter from Amsterdam wants to find his place in the peloton again this season. Groenewegen and Team Jumbo-Visma prefer a route that does not include the Tour or Giro. The Tour of Hungary and the Tour of Norway will be the first races on his calendar.

“I hope that I can find my place in the peloton again and that I can enjoy racing again”, Groenewegen says ahead of the new season. His team supports him, by not putting him directly on the spot. The four-time Tour stage winner gets the time to regain race rhythm and the right sprint feeling. “We have spoken a lot about that. Much has happened and we take that into account when I return. Of course I hope to sprint for the victory again, but first the most important thing is that I find my place in the peloton again.”

By accepting the nine-month suspension settlement, Groenewegen took responsibility for his involvement. “It doesn’t feel right that I deviated from my line. I also wonder how this was possible. I certainly blame myself for that. You try to reconstruct what you thought in full sprint. You can watch it as often as you like, but every time it is still shocking to see. Especially because of the high speed of more than eighty kilometres per hour, the impact of the crash is enormous. The chaos you find afterwards is terrible. It happened unconsciously and I feel very bad about that.”

The race program of Dylan Groenewegen

- Tour de Hongrie
- Tour of Norway
- Rund um Köln
- ZLM Tour
- Dutch championship
- Tour de Wallonnie
- Tour of Denmark
- Hamburg Cyclassics
- BinckBank Tour
- Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
- Gooikse Pijl
- Münsterland Giro
- Tour of Guangxi

Related updates