Wout van Aert and the Dutch squad look unbeatable going into the major cobblestone monuments after E3 Saxo Bank Classic domination.
'Whether teams get one Euro or a million Euros, it doesn't matter. It’s about the value that this brings for the longer-term,' says Plugge.
Jumbo-Visma gave both riders time and space to work through their respective issues, and the go-slow approach paid off with both returning to racing in 2021.
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Here's the news making headlines for Wednesday, February 24.
Jumbo-Visma's chief architect Richard Plugge admitted to being 'stunned' by the outcome of Saturday's Tour de France time trial. Plugge said that while the team is pleased with its three stage wins, the 2020 Tour de France will be viewed as a disappointment.
With racing starting to resume, some question if peloton is stretched too thin.
Jumbo-Visma boss calls for an end to the 'outdated' method of identifying riders through pinned-on numbers.
Jumbo-Visma manager Richard Plugge believes pro races should operate with as few people as possible, and that means limiting journalists, team staff, and even spectators.
Richard Plugge of Jumbo-Visma recounts his battle with COVID-19, and then explains why he supports the UCI's racing calendar. Ellen van Dijk discusses the importance of Paris-Roubaix.
Following release from the hospital, the Jumbo-Visma team director would agree to allow his team to race only under strict conditions.
The UCI plan sticks with traditional Sunday to Sunday dates, despite coronavirus calendar crunch.
Pro cycling teams are being extra cautious when it comes to deciding when to deploy riders, for fear of infection, and quarantine away from family and training.
Dutch team Jumbo-Visma found ways to be competitive across the entire WorldTour schedule, from the classics and the sprints to grand tours.