Wout van Aert extends with Jumbo-Visma until 2024
Jan 22 2021 12:05 am CET

Wout van Aert extends with Jumbo-Visma until 2024
Wout van Aert extends with Jumbo-Visma until 2024
Photo of Wout van Aert (c) Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma has confirmed the contract extension for Wout van Aert until 2024.

The contract of the Belgian was set to expire at the end of 2021, but the formation has secured his services until the end of 2024. "Also after '21, I am a very proud member of Team Jumbo-Visma," said the rider from the training camp in Alicante, Spain. "I am very happy with that.

"I really wanted to extend because I have become a lot better with this team. I think everyone has seen that I have made huge steps forward as a rider in recent years. I was always in shape when I needed to. I owe a lot to the team to be able to work towards my goals. The decision that I wanted to re-sign was made pretty quickly in my mind. Of course there are other things that come into play and that required some time. The intention was good on both sides and I was confident that everything was going to be all right.

"I am very happy that I can pursue further successes in this familiar environment. I feel very good here and the past years have shown that I can do justice here. I don't have to explain to you that there was more interest in me, but I have never had talks with another team. My goal was to extend the contract. We have become the best team in the world. It was best for me to stay. I am glad that it is done and I am relieved that I can speak out about it."

Jumbo-Visma's Managing Director Richard Plugge is delighted with the news. "Wout is one of the big names, one of the big stars of cycling," he commented. "He is the current number three of the world. For us it was important to keep him.

"There might have been other teams that were interested in Wout, but his intention was to sign from the beginning. We have helped him in his development and that is why he wants to stay. We quickly understood each other's desire. Then the details took some time. I am very happy that we were able to keep him."