Jumbo-Visma Matthew Jorgenson |  sports

Jumbo-Visma Matthew Jorgenson | sports

Matteo Jorgenson will reinforce the Jumbo-Visma cycling team. The 24-year-old American has signed a three-season contract. It came from Movistar.

Jorgenson has been a four-year pro and can handle just about any terrain. He finished fourth in this year’s E3 Saxo Classic and ninth in the Tour of Flanders. He also showed himself in stage races, taking second place in the Tour de Romandie and eighth place in Paris-Nice.

“We are very happy that he chose us,” explains sports director Merrin Zeman of Jorgenson’s arrival. “He has developed very well in recent seasons. He has shown on various terrains that he is one of the best riders in the peloton. We look forward to working with him. Together we want to be better.”

Jorgenson won the Tour of Oman earlier this year. “Being part of a team striving for victory on all terrains is what I look forward to the most,” he says. “Whether it’s for myself or my teammates, I don’t care. Fighting for the win, that’s what motivates me. Many of the riders who join this team are starting to do better after that. That says a lot about the team. I want to get better. What is in myself and in my career, and this is possible here.

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Vanhoek damage

Harm Vanhoucke immediately switches from DSM-Firmenich to Lotto Dstny, the team he previously led between 2018 and 2022. The 26-year-old Belgian climber signs a contract with the Belgian formation until the end of next year. Earlier in the day, the DSM said goodbye to Vanhoucke because the team and rider had a difference of opinion about what role the rider should play.

“We understand that Harm wants to be a finisher and go for his own performance,” said Rudy Kimna, DSM Team Director. ,, Although we no longer believe that this is Harm’s rightful role in the team, we of course understand Harm’s position and do not want to disappoint him in this. That’s why we allowed him to continue his career elsewhere.”

DSM has already strengthened itself for the next season with French climber Warren Barguil and Dutch runner Fabio Jacobsen.

“I have very good memories of my time with this team,” Vanhoucke said of his new venture into Lotto Dstny. ,, I’m making a fresh start here and I want to become the racer I was before. I want to show myself in smaller one-week stage races, like the Tour of Sibiu or the Tour of Deutschland and contribute to the Ardennes business.”

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