After starting the year as an Air Force officer, Bart Lemmen incredibly now signs for Jumbo-Visma from Human Powered Health

Jumbo-Visma have strengthened their roster for the 2024 season with the arrival of the 28-year-old Dutchman Bart Lemmen on a two-year deal from Human Powered Health.

Having spent just a single season in the professional ranks at Human Powered Health, Lemmen will now join the most successful team in the World Tour peloton. "I am really looking forward to this new chapter in my atypical cycling career. At the beginning of the year, going from being an Air Force officer to a full-time professional cyclist was quite a change," says Lemmen in conversation with the official website of Jumbo-Visma.

"Over the past few months, I've made great strides physically and in adjusting to life as a professional athlete. It's great that it's paying off and that Team Jumbo-Visma sees my potential," he continues. "I am proud to have the chance to give it my all over the next two seasons, and I am confident that it will be a success. I look forward to achieving results with the team and developing as much as possible as a rider."

"The development process with the team will show where I can be of most value. I expect it to be an excellent voyage of discovery. I am looking forward to working with the team in preparation and the races," Lemmen concludes.

"We are very excited to see how he will develop as he gets to know our training programme," adds sports director Merijn Zeeman. "Bart has only recently started cycling as an elite sport. Before that, he did intensive military training and combined cycling with a demanding job in defence. That was the trigger for us. Despite little training and coaching, he has shown interesting things in races, and his physical values show tremendous potential."

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