Edoardo Affini inks three-year deal with Jumbo-Visma
Aug 04 2020 03:19 am CET

Edoardo Affini inks three-year deal with Jumbo-Visma
Edoardo Affini inks three-year deal with Jumbo-Visma
Team Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma has announced the signing of Italian rider Edoardo Affini for the next three seasons, starting in 2021.

The rider became a professional in Mitchelton-Scott in 2019 after spending two seasons in SEG Racing Academy, where he took the European title in the U23 individual time trial. In his two years in the WorldTour level, the Italian took stage victories in races like the Tour of Norway, the Tour of Britain and the Giro Ciclistico d'Italia.

"When Team Jumbo-Visma called, I knew this was a great opportunity," said Affini. "This is a good step for me. The conversations with the team showed that they have a lot of confidence in me. I can develop well here and that is very important to me.

"There are a number of very experienced riders from whom I can learn a lot. I'm in my second year as a pro, but this season is of course very special. Hopefully from next season on I will experience great moments in the shirt of Team Jumbo-Visma."

Merijn Zeeman, Sportive director of Jumbo-Visma, thinks the rider can play an important role in the team. "We always like to add a rider like Affini to our team," he explained. "Edoardo will assist Wout van Aert in the classics, and he will get a place in the sprint train of Dylan Groenewegen.

"In addition, he is a talented time trialist. The team will certainly help him to get even better in that discipline. We think that with our guidance he can develop into a world-class time trial rider."

Affini is the third rider signed by Jumbo-Visma for the upcoming season after Gijs Leemreize and David Dekker.
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