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Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard will stay with Team Jumbo-Visma at least through the end of 2027. The contract of the 26-year-old Dane has been extended by three years.
Vingegaard joined Team Jumbo-Visma in 2019. In 2020 he was part of the team that won the Vuelta a España with Primoz Roglic. Vingegaard placed second in the Tour de France in 2021 before going on to win it last year.
“I have had a fantastic journey with the team who has supported me in every way to become the rider I am today. I appreciate the quality of the team and the people here and feel at home. Every day we push each other to get better, and this is where I can fulfill my full potential. We will definitely reach an even higher level together. I'm excited to continue growing within the team.”
"The feeling I had, standing on top of the podium, was fantastic. My goal is to go for many more wins. In the Tour but also in other races to come"
Richard Plugge, General Manager of Team Jumbo-Visma, is confident about the future: "Jonas is a fantastic fit for us: he is eager to learn and easy to coach, and also pushes us ahead as a team. He was a rough diamond when he first came to the team. Together, we developed significantly, ultimately winning the Tour de France. Jonas is essential to our goals if we're to maintain our position at the top.”
Vingegaard's primary goal for this season is to win the Tour de France. The Danish rider has already won two stage races this year. “The Tour de France is something very special. The feeling I had, standing on top of the podium, was fantastic. My goal is to go for many more wins. In the Tour but also in other races to come. It means everything to me to know that I will be in the team for a further five years. It gives me peace of mind and the opportunity to focus on my goals even more.”