Dutchman Tom Dumoulin will be joining Steven Kruijswijk, Primoz Roglic and Wout Van Aert next season at Jumbo-Visma, the team and rider announced on Monday. The 28-year-old will leave Sunweb after eight seasons, with a 2017 Giro d’Italia title and runner-up spots in the 2018 Giro and Tour de France on his palmares.
— Tom Dumoulin (@tom_dumoulin) August 19, 2019
Classification core Team Jumbo-Visma concluded with acquisition of @tom_dumoulin
"I'm looking forward to contributing to that goal, winning a grand tour"
— Team Jumbo-Visma cycling (@JumboVismaRoad) August 19, 2019
It was at this year’s Giro that the Butterfly of Maastricht’s season unraveled. A crash resulted in his left thigh receiving a cut from a crank ring, causing him to pull out of Stage 5 just after the neutralized zone. The injury hampered him in the Critérium du Dauphiné, which he also didn’t finish. He could contest neither the Tour de France nor the Vuelta a España and looks to be ending his season with only 27 race days.
Dumoulin joins Jumbo-Visma for three seasons. Roglic has one year left on his contract, while Kruijswijk has two. Roglic and Kruijswijk are set to take on the Vuelta a España, which could very well be a Jumbo-Visma versus Movistar affair.
This is our line-up for #LaVuelta19!🇪🇸
— Team Jumbo-Visma cycling (@JumboVismaRoad) August 16, 2019
Wilco Kelderman, also at this year’s Vuelta, will be Sunweb’s sole stage race GC man for 2020.