Attractive Team Jumbo-Visma in Veenendaal-Veenendaal Classic
An attacking Team Jumbo-Visma has ridden a solid Veenendaal-Veenendaal Classic. ...
Kars Jansman has agreed to terms on a new deal with Team Jumbo-Visma that will keep him tied to the team of coach Jac Orie for the next two seasons.
Jansman, who has been part of Team Jumbo-Visma since the 2019/2020 season, says it’s an honor to be able to skate for this 'fantastic team' for two more years. "I am very happy. It shows confidence from both sides that we have come to a deal so quickly," Jansman said. "The connection with Jac is good and he knows better and better how to approach me. I feel like, it is becoming more and more naturally."
Although Jansman didn't manage to qualify for the Olympic Games, he can still look back on a good season so far. The 26-year-old speed skater participated in three World Cups and managed to set a new personal best in the men's 5,000-meter race in Salt Lake City (6:15.56). He also finished tenth in his World Cup debut competing in the A group. "I was very happy with that result."
"That outcome gave me a lot of confidence and the belief that, if I take a small step, I can also compete internationally." Therefore, Jansman is aiming for the World Cups once again next season. "Ultimately, you want to compete for the podium places, but to reach that level, you have to take it step by step. The most important thing is that you do everything you can to get better every single day. By doing that, the results will come."
Coach Orie is pleased with Jansman's contract extension. "Kars is a speed skater with a lot of potential and I strongly believe that he can achieve much more than he has done so far. He is a long-distance specialist and I think he should be able to qualify for the World Cups more often in the next couple of years."