Jumbo-Visma will unleash its three stars – Primoz Roglic, Tom Dumoulin and Steven Kruijswijk – in their bid to dislodge the dominant Ineos at the 2020 Tour de France.
Wout Van Aert, Tony Martin, Sepp Kuss, Robert Gesink and Laurens De Plus will complete the team’s roster for the Tour de France.
The goal is definitely to win the Tour,” said Dumoulin at the team presentation. “Full on, with three leaders. It was very nice to find out that all three of us are on the same page.”
Explaining the team’s plan, sporting director Merijn Zeeman said: “We have made an analysis of the last five years of all grand tours. What is the influence of the time trials on the final classification? What was the composition of the team that was able to conquer and defend a jersey?
“We found a common thread in that. We have to go to the Tour with the strongest possible team. Then we’ll have a chance to win.
“We’re going to do everything we can to conquer the yellow. We are very happy, proud and motivated to do so. I also think the supporters of Team Jumbo-Visma will think this is really cool.”
Kruijswijk, who finished third in this year’s Tour, commented: “We want to win the Tour as a team. You do that with the strongest riders possible.
“Look at who we can line up, with Tom, Primoz and myself as leaders. I think we can fight with these guys.”
Vuelta a Espana winner Roglic added: “Our goal is to win the Tour. I want to be part of that. I definitely want to be in that team.”