Additionally within the roster are Wout van Aert, Dylan van Baarle, Sepp Kuss, Tiesj Benoot, Christophe Laporte, Nathan Van Hooydonck and Wilco Kelderman, providing Vingegaard very important help on the flat and within the mountains, whereas van Aert and Laporte will maybe additionally goal the dash phases. Kelderman and Kuss will present very important play a key function within the mountain, with the American super-domestique presumably using all three Grand Excursions in 2023.
“We exceeded our wildest desires final yr with six stage victories, the polka dot jersey, and most significantly, the inexperienced and yellow jersey. This yr we’re dreaming huge too,” senior directeur sportif Merijn Zeeman mentioned when the group was revealed.
“Our ambition is to deliver the yellow jersey again to Paris. We’ve an excellent sturdy group led by our chief Jonas Vingegaard, and we consider in our plan. Profitable the Giro has been a dream come true for us this season. Our riders are ready for a double on the Tour.”
Primož Roglič raced alongside Vingegaard when he cracked Tadej Pogačar within the Alps within the 2022 Tour de France. This yr Jumbo-Visma have divided their Grand Tour leaders, with Roglič successful the Giro d’Italia and set to experience the Vuelta a Espana. Vingegaard has confirmed his type with a dominant victory on the current Critérium du Dauphiné.
The Dane is suited to this yr’s mountainous Tour route however he and Jumbo-Visma face main opposition from Pogačar and UAE Group Emirates and a number of different podium contenders.
Jumbo-Visma will race in a brand new black and yellow jersey which the group says emphasises the ability of desires. Every jersey contains a personalised starry sky symbolising the riders’ desires.
Van Aert gained the Belgian time trial title final week, whereas Van Baarle is the brand new Dutch highway race nationwide champion and so will put on a pink, white and blue jersey.
To encourage younger kids to observe their desires, a storybook referred to as “Look, I can do it!” has been created. It tells the story of the Velodrome by way of textual content and drawings. The booklet incorporates a QR code that enables the story to be learn aloud in a number of languages by varied Group Jumbo-Visma riders, together with Vingegaard and Van Aert.
“Once I was a child, I needed to be knowledgeable cyclo-cross rider and win a cyclo-cross race in my hometown, identical to my heroes. My dream got here true in 2016 after I gained the Belgian championship in my hometown of Lille. It conjures up me to maintain dreaming and pursue my targets,” Van Aert defined.
Jumbo-Visma for the 2023 Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard, Wout van Aert, Dylan van Baarle, Sepp Kuss, Tiesj Benoot, Christophe Laporte, Nathan Van Hooydonck and Wilco Kelderman.