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Bianchi and Team LottoNL-Jumbo aim high again in 2018
23 december 2017
The Dutch World Tour team presented the roster for the new season in the Jumbo's headoffice in Veghel (Netherlands)
Bianchi + Team Road + Product
Team LottoNL-Jumbo and Bianchi are ready to tackle the 2018 season with high ambitions to repeat the good results of this year. Dylan Groenewegen for the bunch sprints at Tour de France, where Steven Kruijswijk will try to climb the GC, supported by stage hunter Primoz Roglic and Robert Gesink. The latter will also aim for a stage win at 2018 Giro, as well as Lars Boom at Tour de France, after the Spring classics campaign. The newcomer Danny Van Poppel will be Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s fast wheel for Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana sprints.

Equipped with four models featuring Bianchi's exclusive Countervail® vibration-cancelling technology, the World Tour Dutch team presented the new season's riders, staff and goals in Jumbo's headoffice in Veghel (Netherlands) on Friday, December 22nd. The Team LottoNL-Jumbo will make their seasonal debut at Tour Down Under in Australia on January 16th-21st.
 
Four models engineered with COUNTERVAIL® viscoelastic carbon material
  • Oltre XR4: it’s 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
  • Infinito CV: the ideal bike for the Classics, it provides remarkable control on uneven surfaces and reduces muscular fatigue
  • Aquila CV: the ultimate time trial machine, it’s designed to increase power output and rider's energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke
 
Roglic and Boom: "The Bianchi CV bikes make us go faster"
The feeling between Primoz Roglic and Lars Boom with the Bianchi Countervail family's bikes is well-known. Both the riders spent flattering words about Aquila CV and Oltre XR4 respectively. "Aquila CV is a really superfast bike. Thanks to the Countervail you have some more energy and more control of the bike" Roglic explains. "Oltre XR4 is a really aero and fast bike. Countervail makes sure you can stay for really long time in aero position, so you can go faster in a good position" Boom adds.
 
2018 roster
Team LottoNL-Jumbo's 2018 line-up: Enrico Battaglin, George Bennett, Lars Boom, Koen Bouwman, Stef Clement, Floris De Tier, Pascal Eenkhoorn (new), Robert Gesink, Dylan Groenewegen, Amund Grondhal Jansen, Steven Kruijswijk, Sepp Kuss (new), Tom Leezer, Bert-Jan Lindeman, Paul Martens, Daan Olivier, Neilson Powless (new), Primoz Roglic, Timo Roosen, Bram Tankink, Antwan Tolhoek, Jos Van Emden, Gijs Van Hoecke, Danny Van Poppel (new), Robert Wagner, Maarten Wynants.
 
Management & coaches
Richard Plugge is the General Manager. Merijn Zeeman as Sport Director is in charge of the technical area and Nico Verhoeven as Race Director responsible for race’s strategy and tactics. The coaches are Mathieu Heijboer, Jan Boven, Sierk-Jan De Haan, Addy Engels, Frans Maassen, Grischa Niermann.