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.
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.