Team Jumbo-Visma signs Dutch U23 champion Dekker

Team Jumbo-Visma signs Dutch U23 champion Dekker

David Dekker will join the 2021 squad of Team Jumbo-Visma. The Dutch U23 champion is coming over from SEG Racing Academy and signs for two years with the World Tour team of manager Richard Plugge.

Twenty-two-year-old Dekker conquered the red-white-blue Dutch champion jersey in the U23 category last year. Earlier this year he managed to win the Dorpenomloop Rucphen and the Ster van Zwolle.

This is the transfer that Dekker had in mind. “I am very happy that I signed with Team Jumbo-Visma. Besides the fact that it is a Dutch team, the team is growing tremendously. Currently, this team is one of the best teams in the World Tour. I think I can make optimal use of the facilities that Team Jumbo-Visma offers to become the best cyclist within my capabilities.”

“If you look at the past few years, I think this is a logical step in my career”, Dekker continues. “I have made great strides in my development. With that I enforced this transfer. I hope to focus on sprinting in the coming years. I can learn a lot from a big sprinter like Dylan Groenewegen.”

Team Jumbo-Visma’s sportive director Merijn Zeeman is looking forward to the see Dekker in his new jersey. “David has developed well at Metec in recent years. This spring, he finally broke through at SEG Racing Academy with good performances in the few races that were held. We think he is a talented sprinter, who can continue to grow in our structure. He is going to have many opportunities. In recent years, we as a team have learned a lot from training Dylan. David can take advantage of that.”

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