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ŠKODA and Team Jumbo-Visma have joined forces. As of January 1 - and for a period of three years - ŠKODA will provide the successful cycling and speed skating team plus Team Jumbo-Visma’s team management with an extensive fleet of dozens of ŠKODAs.
As part of the collaboration between Team Jumbo-Visma and ŠKODA, the skating team and cycling team, including the sports directors, team management and soigneurs, will have a total of 57 cars at their disposal. ŠKODA deploys almost their entire range, with the SUPERB COMBI, OCTAVIA COMBI, KAMIQ, KAROQ, KODIAQ, FABIA, SCALA and the fully electric ENYAQ iV, which made its debut in the Tour de France last year and led the peloton as a command vehicle. In addition, ŠKODA provides Team Jumbo-Visma with spacious transport vans from sister brand Volkswagen.
Team Jumbo-Visma uses the vehicles to, among other things, follow and support top riders in the classics, grand tours and other well-known cycling races. But also for travel to and from the (inter)national ice rinks.
“With this agreement with Team Jumbo-Visma, we give the starting signal for a renewed, long-term and sportive cooperation”, explains Tjeerd Tuitel, General Manager of ŠKODA Netherlands. “Our positive intentions are initially expressed in a three-year agreement with the team, with the ambition to expand that partnership over time. ŠKODA has been closely involved in cycling both internationally and nationally for many years, and we have also worked closely with ice skating in the recent past."
"I am therefore proud that with this agreement, we are once again joining forces with Team Jumbo-Visma. With them, we have a partner who is among the absolute world top in both disciplines. We look forward to support both the cycling team and the speed skating team of Team Jumbo-Visma in their mission to be successful in the Tour de France and the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022.”
"We are very enthusiastic about the return of ŠKODA as the car partner of our team"
Richard Plugge, Director of Team Jumbo-Visma: “We are very enthusiastic about the return of ŠKODA as the car partner of our team. The link between ŠKODA and the cycling world is very strong and ŠKODA provides us with a reliable fleet. We are therefore very proud that ŠKODA will be part of our partner group again from 2021.”
At Team Jumbo-Visma, ŠKODA will meet a well-known partner: Cervélo. Like ŠKODA, the bicycle brand is part of Pon Holdings. The aim is to be successful together.
ŠKODA certainly has great affinity with cycling. In Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, the company started producing bicycles in 1895, 125 years ago. Today, the ŠKODA is involved in cycling on many levels. For example, the brand has been associated with the Tour de France since 2004 as an official car partner and sponsor of the green jersey. The Vuelta a España and other popular (cycling) sports events can also rely on ŠKODA.