Tom Dumoulin signs with Jumbo-Visma: I was looking for a new challenge and this is the right team for this
Aug 19 2019 07:23 pm CET

Tom Dumoulin signs with Jumbo-Visma: I was looking for a new challenge and this is the right team for this
Tom Dumoulin signs with Jumbo-Visma: I was looking for a new challenge and this is the right team for this
Team Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma has announced the signing of Tom Dumoulin. The Dutch rider arrives to the team to strengthen the General Classification aspirations of the formation.

Earlier on the day, Team Sunweb announced the parting of ways with the winner of the 2017 Giro d'Italia after eight years in which both parties got their first Grand Tour victory. "It really does hurt to leave," Dumoulin explained. "My heart is here and together we have achieved great things that I’m very proud of. I’ve proven with Team Sunweb that winning a Grand Tour is possible with this team and I have no doubt that I could do it again with them.

"I know that the grass will not always be greener than at Team Sunweb and I want to emphasise that without them, I could never have got to where I am today. I will always remain grateful for the opportunities that I have had, and the opportunity that the team now grants me to allow me to explore my options within a new team."

Jumbo-Visma with this addition continues with its ambition to taking the overall victory in one of the big races. "I'm looking forward to contributing to that goal, winning a grand tour", explained the rider. "I was looking for a new sporting challenge and Team Jumbo-Visma is the right team for this. I'm looking forward to it. I started my cycling career with the Rabobank Continental team, a predecessor of the current Team Jumbo-Visma. That's why this step feels a bit like coming home. It's nice to represent the colours of the Dutch team.

The team's CEO Richard Plugge welcomes the news. "We can now put together the strongest possible team in the fight against a team like Ineos," he said. "Making our dreams and ambitions come true is getting closer and closer."
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