Jumbo-Visma has today his selection announced for the Tour of Italy (11 may-2 June). The Dutch WorldTour team is aiming for the overall victory with the Slovenian Primoz Roglic, our compatriot Laurens The Plus must be one of his meesterknechten.
“You notice everything that Primoz as well as possible at the start to appear”, explained team director Mathieu Heijboer on the website of the Jumbo-Visma. “The whole formation, believes in the opportunities of Primoz. We go there for.”
The team is currently on hoogtestage in the Sierra Nevada. “There is something growing here”, he continued Heijboer. “We forge the team ready for this big match. The preparation is going very well, despite the snow here. We have one day to stay inside, not further. Everyone is healthy and fit.”
Roglic has, so far, perfect preparation for the Giro. He won two stage races that he participated in, the UAE Tour and Tirreno-Adriatico. The Giro will start on 11 may with an individual time trial of 8.2 km between Bologna and San Luca. Last year was the final victory for the Brit Chris Froome.
Selection Of Jumbo-Visma:
Koen Bouwman (Ned), Laurens De Plus (BEL), Jos van Emden (Ned), Robert Gesink (Ned), Tom Leezer (Ned), Paul Martens (Germany), Primoz Roglic (Sln), Antwan Tolhoek (Ned)