The new Team Jumbo-Visma (formerly Team LottoNL-Jumbo) was presented at Jumbo's headquarters in Veghel (Netherlands) on Friday, December 21st. With thirty-tree wins in 2018, including stages at the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France, Bianchi-sponsored WorldTour team aims high in 2019. Slovenian Primoz Roglic will be the captain for the next Giro d'Italia, whilst Steven Kruijswijk will lead Team Jumbo-Visma at the Tour de France.
The team has brought in a group of new riders, including some of the most interesting names in the peloton: four-time TT World Champion Tony Martin and current cyclo-cross World Champion Wout Van Aert.
“I think that the Tour de France’s course suits me well this year. I’m now looking to take the last step, to get on the podium of a Grand Tour. That’s what I want to go for next year. For me, the podium is the ultimate goal” (Steven Kruijswijk)
“I would like to develop myself further. I am someone who is always looking for a new challenge. Last year, I rode well in the classics. The hunger for more has become very big” (Wout Van Aert)
Team Jumbo-Visma's 2019 roster includes 27 riders: Primoz Roglic, Bert Jan Lindeman, Koen Bouwman, Pascal Eenkhoorn, Danny van Poppel, George Bennett, Steven Kruijswijk, Tony Martin, Robert Gesink, Paul Martens, Timo Roosen, Dylan Groenewegen, Lennard Hofstede, Jos van Emden, Laurens de Plus, Neilson Powless, Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen, Tom Leezer, Floris de Tier, Taco van der Hoorn, Amund Grøndahl Jansen, Daan Olivier, Mike Teunissen, Sepp Kuss, Antwan Tolhoek, Wout van Aert and Maarten Wynants.
TEAM JUMBO-VISMA'S BIANCHI CV MODELS
Bianchi supplies the Team Jumbo-Visma with four models engineered with the Bianchi CV system powered by Countervail:
• Oltre XR4, designed to maximize the aerodynamic advantage and control
• Specialissima, the ultralight frame, perfect for GC riders, it’s extra stiff for increased traction and stability at high speeds, and maximum control on the descents
• Aquila CV, the ultimate time trial machine, designed to increase power output and rider's energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke
• Infinito CV, the ideal bike for the Classics, providing remarkable control on uneven surfaces and reducing muscular fatigue