Van Aert gets two Belgians with him to the Tour at Jumbo-Visma: "Wout deserves sufficient support in his hunt for stage victories and green"


Jumbo Visma is out. The Dutch cycling team announced on Tuesday the eight riders who will be at the start of the Tour de France on July 1. Wout van Aert will be accompanied by two Belgians.

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Jumbo-Visma is going to the Tour with a “clever selection”. The five that will assist Wout van Aert, Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard in the battle for green and yellow are called Sepp Kuss, Steven Kruijswijk, Christophe Laporte, Tiesj Benoot and Nathan Van Hooydonck. Rohan Dennis is the most notable absentee.

“We have different ambitions, so we have chosen riders who are the best at different terrains,” explains Merijn Zeeman. “We have to guide our leaders safely through the first hectic week, but also be able to make it difficult for the other Tour favorites in the mountains. In addition, Wout deserves sufficient support in his hunt for stage victories and the green jersey. This squad is fit and in our view capable of pursuing our ambitions best.”

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The selection:

Primoz Roglici

Jonas Vingegaard

Christophe Laporte

Sepp Kuss

Wout van Aert

Steven Kruijswijk

Tiesj Benoot

Nathan Van Hooydonck

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