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Huising and Boonstra join Jumbo-Visma Development Team

Huising and Boonstra join Jumbo-Visma Development Team

Menno Huising and Jelle Boonstra will become part of the Jumbo-Visma Development Team on 1 January 2023. The two eighteen-year-old riders, currently active in the junior circuit, will make their debut in the U23 squad of Team Jumbo-Visma.

Huising and Boonstra are both part of CyclingClassNL, the initiative of NOC*NSF, the KNWU and Team Jumbo-Visma that focuses on the professional coaching and development of talented young athletes. The junior riders sign a two-season contract.

Huising, who won a stage in this year's Course de la Paix and Bernadeau Junior, among others, cannot imagine a better team for his transfer. "Jumbo-Visma Development Team is a very professional development team with a good atmosphere. I've been to a training camp several times and found a real top sports mentality there. The excellent management and pleasant interaction with the riders and staff make it a dream team for me. Learning and developing in the coming years is number one for me. I'm looking forward to it."

Currently riding for WV De Amstel, Boonstra has also been present during Jumbo-Visma Development Team training sessions. It allowed him to get to know his future teammates. "Menno and I were well received, even though we were not yet part of the team. We felt very welcome during those first training moments, which was nice. Being part of Jumbo-Visma Development Team is an exciting prospect for next year. I'm convinced that the guidance and the varied race programme will give my development a new impulse. Just look at the development curve of the boys who are now riding with the development team and the number of riders who have moved on to the pros. Last year I already took a step in my personal development at CyclingClassNL, in nutrition and strength training, for example. I have become more aware of what I am doing and will take that with me."

Head of Development Robbert de Groot looks forward to the two Dutchmen's arrival with great pleasure. "Jelle and Menno are guys with great potential. They have several qualities. Together we will try to use that potential optimally and, therefore, very much look forward to the collaboration. We are off to a flying start because we have known them for a while and have seen them at work during training sessions. That's an advantage."

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