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Colby Simmons and Darren van Bekkum have extended their commitment to the Jumbo-Visma Development Team for another year. The duo will have the opportunity to further develop their skills.
Van Bekkum (21) has been with the Jumbo-Visma Development Team for three years and has shown steady progress. "He still shows interesting things every time", Head of Development Robbert de Groot said. "Every year, he makes steps forward. In addition, he is now one of the cultural guardians of the team. We look forward to seeing what he will do next year."
The third-year U23 rider is excited about his extended stay. "For me, it still feels extraordinary to ride for this team. With my progress over the last few years, it's clear that this is the best environment for me to develop. I am very proud of that and feel very comfortable here. Hopefully, I can move to the pros after next year."
Simmons (19) will also stay with the Jumbo-Visma Development Team for another year. "We recognise his potential", De Groot said. "He has a good training and race mentality and a positive personality. But he also needs another year with the U23s. We will make the most of that year with him."
"I feel like I developed well within the team last year", Simmons said. "I feel good on the team, which shows in the races. I still have room to grow tactically, and I believe the team can help me. So it was not a difficult decision for me to stay an extra year when this opportunity came up."