Jumbo-Visma's block for the 2024 Giro d'Italia becomes more and more clear. Whilst the team will search a third consecutive Tour de France victory next season, it looks to provide opportunities for some of it's new signings and Wout van Aert earlier in the season in May.
Renaud Breban of Vélofuté reports that seven out of the eight riders for the team's Giro selection are already in mind. Whilst no confirmations are in place, and talks are still to be seriously discussed within the team, a few expected figures emerge. Most noticeably Wout van Aert who has already been reported by Gazetta dello Sport to be making his debut at next year's Corsa Rosa.
Van Aert however will not be isolated. The team has already admitted that it will give young riders chances and freedom at the Giro, as well as new signings. Matteo Jorgenson and Ben Tulett, two of the team's most notable signings and riders with tremendous potential in the hilly and mountainous terrain, are part of the seven-rider list who should likely be free of domestique duties throughout their first Grand Tour with the team.
The list also features Attila Valter who was part of Jonas Vingegaard's climbing block this season but was not selected to the Tour de France; Thomas Gloag who already had a role as a domestique for Primoz Roglic at the Giro this season; and Norwegian duo of Johannes Staune-Mittet and Per Strand Hagenes, both of which who have raced for the development team this year but are becoming riders of the elite squad in 2024.