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Team Jumbo-Visma starts cooperation with junior team JEGG-De Jonge…



“The average age of WorldTour riders is getting younger and younger”, Sporting Director Merijn Zeeman adds. “This makes the role of thorough and professional talent development increasingly important. With CyclingClassNL, we contribute to developing talent in the Netherlands. The cooperation with JEGG-De Jonge Renner Academy allows us to contribute to developing Dutch and international talent. At the same time, many other young riders will benefit as we share our knowledge and expertise with one of the strongest clubs in the Netherlands.”

With CyclingClassNL, Team Jumbo-Visma, the KNWU and the NOC*NSF already support a project to better support young, talented riders. This project will continue. Thanks to the cooperation between Team Jumbo-Visma and JEGG-De Jonge Renner Academy, several CyclingClassNL riders will now be offered a tailor-made international racing programme. In addition, several riders from other European countries will become part of the junior team. “We provide knowledge, equipment and a network; JEGG-De Jonge Renner Academy provides an existing structure full of experience and an international competition programme”, De Groot summarises. “By reaching out to the junior peloton this way, we can ultimately make better decisions about which riders to include in our development or WorldTour team.”

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