The worry for Wout van Aert are over: he runs from march 1, 2019 for the Dutch WorldTourploeg Jumbo-Visma. The reigning world champion cyclo-cross signs a contract for three years and will take place on Friday in the Netherlands, Veghel presented to the press and the public, so you made the team Tuesday known. Of Aert flew Monday to Spain from today/Tuesday to join in training with his new team mates.
The Dutch WorldTourploeg had previously been an agreement with Van Aert for 2020, but the world champion cyclo-cross will be so also in 2019 for them to drive. The new agreement comes after Van Aert contract with Veranda’s Willems-Crelan this summer by an overriding reason early had dissolved. Since then, he was looking for a team who gave him shelter could offer for the forthcoming season.
“It feels good”
“I think last year I pretty results I have achieved. Therefore, there are conversations with various teams,” says Van Aert. “The interest of Team Jumbo Visma really appealed to me. Due to circumstances I will be the step up all in 2019. It feels good that I step to the WorldTour can make it, because I think that I myself at that level, much can develop.”
“Very good news for the team”
Manager Richard Plugge will Of Aert like to develop into a classic topper. “We were interested in Wout for 2020,” he says. “Everything is faster gone and we can already welcome in our team. That is very good news for the team, because we are stronger. He’s a megatalent, and we hope for him to develop into the classic hit that we all see in him.”
Friday will be the new addition and the rest of the team with main sponsor Jumbo in Veghel presented to the press and public. Van Aert left already on stage, in Sant Feliu de Guixols, near Girona.
LottoNL-Jumbo was always the most obvious choice, but due to the legal complications with Aerts old employer came to the negotiations. In the area of van Aert was up this weekend to hear that there are “very good” looked like. Which the world champion cyclo-cross for yourself nodded at that “that could”.