"If a rider meets our ideas and standards, we will look at it" - Merijn Zeeman reveals Jumbo-Visma are open to further transfer activity after losing Roglic and Van Hooydonck

After a historic year of success, Jumbo-Visma are keen to continue their domination into 2024. After losing riders such as Primoz Roglic and Nathan van Hooydonck for varying reasons though, they are still open for more additions.

“We are still orientating ourselves and if a rider meets our ideas and standards, we will look at it,” sports director Merijn Zeeman explains to Wielerflits. “Nathan was an extremely valuable force within our spring core. It is absolutely unrealistic that we can replace him at this point in the year. And we have options for the spring with Jan Tratnik and Matteo Jorgenson, among others. We are already very well positioned in the classical area.”

With 25 riders currently on the roster for 2024, and one of them being Michel Hessman who is provisionally suspended by the UCI for alleged anti-doping, there is definitely room in the squad for an addition or two. The promotion of talented youngsters such as Per Strand Hagenes also helps a potential refresh for the team.

"Per Strand Hagenes also brings a great talent for those competitions,” Zeeman explains, showing some big faith in the 20-year-old Norwegian. “Good enough is old enough. A talent must be given the opportunity. And Per is going to grab it too.”

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