Van Belle makes professional cycling dream come true at Team Jumbo-Visma in 2024

Van Belle makes professional cycling dream come true at Team Jumbo-Visma in 2024

Loe van Belle will be part of the World Tour team of Team Jumbo-Visma from 2024. The twenty-year-old talent will continue to compete in 2023 under the Jumbo-Visma Development Team name before transitioning to the core of the Dutch formation the following year.

Van Belle has been a member of the Jumbo-Visma development team for two years. Van Belle, a resident of Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, came in second this year in the Dutch U23 Championship. He signed a contract that binds him to Team Jumbo-Visma until 2026.

"When I joined the development team in 2021, I had the hope to enforce a professional contract”, Van Belle says. “It's amazing that it's finally becoming a reality. Next year I want to develop myself at the U23 level. The following year we go one step higher; then, as a professional. There is no better team to race for as a Dutchman. In addition, I have noticed that I also feel very much at home here. I feel confident thanks to this long-term contract, which aligns with the team's vision to give young riders time. Step by step, I will continue my development with the team. I am looking forward to it.”

According to sportive director Merijn Zeeman, Van Belle can flourish as a professional rider. “Loe is steadily developing within our development programme. He has great potential. We are proud that our development team is once more sending a rider to the professional peloton.”

Van Belle is already the eighth rider to transfer from the Jumbo-Visma Development Team to the World Tour team, according to Zeeman. It’s a compliment to Head of Development Robbert de Groot and his team.

De Groot regards Van Belle's switch as a logical step. “Loe has improved steadily since joining our team. That is wonderful to see. His progression means he is starting to distinguish himself in the U23 category. With our support, we anticipate that he can maintain his upward trajectory and eventually join Team Jumbo-Visma as a valuable professional rider.”

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