Jumbo-Visma sign promising Jorgen Nordhagen

The Jumbo-Visma he wants his dynasty in the peloton to continue in the long term and this Monday has announced the signing of one of the most promising junior cyclists on the world scene: the Norwegian Jorgen Nordhagen, only 17 years old. Nordhagen will compete the 2024 season in the Jumbo-Visma subsidiary and is expected to make the leap to professionals in 2025 with a three-year contract that will last until 2027.

Nordhagen, which alternates the disciplines of cycling and cross-country skiing, where it has also won two national races in its category, has caught the attention of the Jumbo-Visma after its great 2022 season, in which it has shone in outstanding junior races with its third place overall at the Course de la Paix, his third place overall at the LVM Saarland, gold in the junior time trial at the Norwegian Championships, silver in time trial and Top-10 on the road at the junior Europeans and his stage and overall victory at the Gran Prix Rüebliland, in addition to being Top-10 in the time trial and Top-15 in the distance test in the junior tests of the World Championships in Australia.

In statements provided by the team, Nordhagen showed his joy at joining one of the great teams in the peloton. “Here I will have time and space to grow as a person and become a professional cyclist. That has always been my dream and it will be a reality in a few years. I am looking forward to it. Since I have already decided to make the jump to the Jumbo-Visma after my junior season, I can continue to grow with peace of mind and focus only on my sporting goals. I think that the team and I will have a strong relationship because, after my first impressions, I think that the team and I have the same mentality. It is also nice to meet my compatriots Tobias Foss, Per Strand Hagenes and Johannes Staune-Mittet, they have told me great things about the team. I will combine cycling and ski touring for the next few years. I want to keep that combination as long as I can. It is an excellent exercise that helps me train and develop my physique”.

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