Kramer and Simmons sign with Jumbo-Visma Development Team

Kramer and Simmons sign with Jumbo-Visma Development Team

Jumbo-Visma Development Team has strengthened its ranks for the next two years with Dutch rider Jesse Kramer and American rider Colby Simmons. Both riders are currently competing in the junior category and will make their debut in the U23 peloton next year.

For seventeen-year-old Kramer, his transfer is a dream come true. “At the beginning of this season I didn’t expect that I would get this opportunity. When I was approached, I did not hesitate for long and said yes. In this place I can learn a lot. The guidance in terms of training, equipment and nutrition is very good here. I would like to take advantage of that to become a better rider and develop myself.”

Current U.S. junior champion Simmons is happy with the opportunity he is getting with the Dutch development team. “I’m really looking forward to joining a team that can help me in my development as a cyclist. I think Jumbo-Visma Development Team is a perfect stepping stone for my further career and am grateful that I can prove myself here.”

Head of Development Robbert de Groot sees the two talents as welcome reinforcements for the U23 team. “We think these guys fit well in our team. They are two calm guys and together we will work on their development. Because there have been few races, we have been very careful in our choice of these two riders. With both riders we think they have a lot of potential. In which direction that is, the future will tell. We are not going to put a stamp on them and they will get plenty of opportunities to develop.”

Kramer and Simmons are new riders number four and five for the Team Jumbo-Visma development team, after Tijmen Graat, Per Strand Hagenes and Axandre Van Petegem were previously announced.

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