The Dutchman Stef Clement put a dot after his active career. The 36-year-old hardrijder had in may his preparation for the Tour de France break down after physical complaints and was since then no longer in action. After extensive medical research, in consultation, decided that Clement role within Team Jumbo Visma. He will in the future deal with power supply, and promotion.
“It is not the way my career had wanted to quit,” said Clement in a press release. “Fifteen years this was my passion, hobby and work. I look back with pride and have achieved more than I ever thought possible. If you are not sure if a comeback is justified, look at your alternatives. After the team me this feature was offered, I have a verstandskeuze made. I’m the team is grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to that new direction.”
Clement started his career in 2003 with the Van Hemert Group and rode with the Rabobank Continental Team, Bouygues Telecom, Rabobank, Belkin, IAM Cycling and Team LottoNL-Jumbo. On his cv boasts four national titles in time trial. In 2007, he picked up in that discipline bronze at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Stuttgart.