Jumbo-Visma has dispelled the doubts about the start of the season with a stroke of the pen, adding six of the seven victories it has achieved in this 2023 in the last seven days thanks to Jonas Vingegaard and the great performance of Dylan Van Baarle and Tiesj Benoot in the classics.
Especially striking is the case of Vingegaard. The current champion of the Tour de France counts his days by triumphs so far in 2023. The Dane won the second, third and fourth stages of O Gran Camiño (the first one was neutralized due to the snow in the final stretch), which also allowed him to win the general classification.
Vingegaard wasn’t the only big news for the Jumbo-Visma this week, as the Dutch team has also excelled at the start of the classics season thanks to Dylan Van Baarle. The Dutchman, winner of Paris-Roubaix in 2022 and newcomer from Ineos this season, made a big debut with his new team with victory at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the first contact with the cobblestones in 2023. As if this were not enough, another Jumbo-Visma cyclist, Tiesj Benoot, added a new victory for the team just one day later in the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurnein a test in which the Jumbo-Visma did a double with the second place of Nathan Van Hooydonck.
The feat of Jumbo-Visma acquires even more merit if we highlight that two other of its great leaders have not yet made their debut in 2023: the Slovenian Primoz Roglic, who hopes to make his debut in the Volta a Catalunya, and the Belgian Wout Van Aert , who after his successful season in cyclo-cross will once again put on a number on the road this Saturday at the Strade Bianche. Roglic and Van Aert will add even more success to a Jumbo-Visma that has had a hard time starting in 2023, but which is now rolling at full speed to conquer all the big possible races of the season.