“Jumbo-Visma in polemic position for Dylan van Baarle”
Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7:31 pm
Will Dylan van Baarle ride in Jumbo-Visma form next year? According to Algemeen Dagblad, the 29-year-old versatile can count on the interests of several teams, but the Dutch team is in a pole position. Longer stays in INEOS Grenadiers are also possible.
Van Baarle may therefore extend his expiring contract with INEOS Grenadiers, but he has other options under AD. The Dutchman would also be interested in the team of Tadej Pogačar, the winner of the UAE Emirates, the reigning Tour. However, the latter seems to be particularly interested in the transition to Jumbo-Visma. Richard Plugge’s Dutch formation is in advanced negotiations with Van Baarle.
Jumbo-Visma is still busy reinforcing the classic core around Wout van Ept, and Van Baarle can play a decisive role for the Belgian champion in competitions such as the Flemish Tour and Paris-Roubaix. Due to his versatility, the South Dutchman is also a potential servant of Primož Roglič in large circles. Van Baarle has also proven himself as a private man on stage and a (co) leader in classics.
Van Baarle has also worked with the training team of Jabo-Visma’s predecessor, Rabobank, and has already worked with various Jumbo-Visma employees. It is highly likely that the knot will be cut in a short time.