Transfer bomb: Triathlon Olympic champion Kristian Blummenfelt heading to Jayco AlUla after Paris?

Kristian Blummenfelt's name needs no introduction to anyone who follows triathlon or endurance sports in general. The 30-year-old Norwegian is a true superstar, Olympic and world champion in several distances, and there is currently no more complete figure in the men's field than him. However, 2025 can bring a huge and at the same time very exciting change.

The Triathlon Hour, well-informed in triathlon news, reported on Sunday that Blummenfelt will continue as a road cyclist and will sign a three-year contract with Jayco AlUla in the World Tour from January.

The rumours of Blummenfelt moving to professional cycling have been around for nearly a year. Since March 2021, Blummenfelt has been in close contact with Giant/Cadex, which is also a key partner of Jayco, and the Australian team especially likes Santara Tech - their sports science project which is considered a breakthrough in the training methods of the sport, in terms of the technical background.

After the Paris Olympics, Blummenfelt moves to Andorra, which is one of the most popular places for professional cyclists to live and train. That is also where Jayco has its unofficial European base. Coincidence?

Another detail that could be pointing towards Blummenfelt's shift to road is his decision to quickly turn his attention towards the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. Perhaps seen as a nice race to bid farewell to the sport.

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