Tiesj Benoot, another luxury reinforcement for the Jumbo-Visma

The Jumbo-Visma continues to strengthen its powerful block for the 2022 season and this Tuesday he announced the arrival of another rider who will strengthen even more if possible the Dutch team: the Belgian Tiesj Bennot, who will sign for the next two seasons after breaking his contract with the DSM team.

The announcement of the signing of Benoot began on Tuesday when the DSM issued a harsh statement informing of the departure of the Belgian cyclist. “The DSM team has reached an agreement to terminate its contract with Tiesj Benoot from 2022 onwards. During the 2021 season it was clear that Benoot could not fulfill his commitments, something that I know was reflected on the bike and off it. In favor of a positive dynamic with the riders, the staff and the team environment, the team has cooperated to terminate Benoot’s contract. “

Hours later the Jumbo-Visma confirmed the incorporation to the team of Benoot, a rider capable of shining in classics like the Strade Bianche, where he prevailed in 2018, as in one-week stage races, as evidenced by his stage victory and his second place overall at the 2020 Paris-Nice.

Speaking to the Jumbo-Visma team, Benoot was very excited about this new adventure. “I don’t think I have reached the peak of my abilities yet. At the Jumbo-Visma I think I can take that step forward. I have followed the team a lot in recent years and I know there are great guys in the team, so I get an idea of ​​how they work here. And I like this professional way of working. The confidence that I gained after the first conversations has given me extra motivation. I am convinced that I will achieve my best version as a cyclist in this team. In big races, I can play a decisive role in the final stage, either working for a leader or for myself if the opportunity presents itself. “

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For her part, Merijn ZeemanJumbo-Visma sporting director, believes that Benoot’s arrival strengthens the team in many areas. “Tiesj has been on our reinforcements list for several years. When we found out it was available, we didn’t hesitate. We are proud that Tiesj has chosen to join us. He’s a great runner and has a great personality. He will make us stronger in many areas and his personality is perfect for us. It will strengthen our group for the classics around Wout Van Aert and will play a more important role in stage tests. He is a true team rider who is willing to improve and who is open to new ideas and innovations. Together we will have a plan to support and believe in. “

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