Staune-Mittet wins Giro Next Gen

Staune-Mittet wins Giro Next Gen

After winning the Giro d'Italia for pro riders, Team Jumbo-Visma has also won the Giro Next Gen for U23 riders. Johannes Staune-Mittet successfully defended his pink leader's jersey in the final stage on Sunday.

He took over the leader's jersey on the fourth day with a massive climb up the Stelvio and never relinquished it over the next four difficult stages. The 21-year-old rider, who will move up to the WorldTour next year, is obviously over the moon with his memorable overall victory: "This means a lot to me. We came here to win the Giro with me or one of the other guys. I've been feeling strong all week and had great support from my teammates throughout the race. Once we had the jersey, we did everything possible to keep it.”

The team classification also went to the Dutch team. Staune-Mittet: "This confirms how strong we rode as a team. We should celebrate together because it was a team effort. There are so many good riders on the team. For me, it also means that I have to keep improving. That is possible in this team, and I am grateful for that. Of course, this only gives me more confidence.

"Winning this beautiful trophy is a unique experience and makes you want more."

Johannes Staune-Mittet

Primoz Roglic won the 2023 Giro d'Italia, while teammate Staune-Mittet did the same in the U23 category in the same year. "Of course, it was terrific to see Primoz win in Rome, but I still have much to learn to match that. Winning this beautiful trophy is a unique experience and makes you want more.”

Sports Director Robert Wagner was extremely proud of his team. "It is extraordinary to win the 'small' Giro and the 'big' Giro. It was the first time we did this race, and to win it right away is fantastic. We have proved ourselves as a team and what we can do.”

For Staune-Mittet, it is his third victory of the season. For the Jumbo-Visma Development Team, it is the ninth win of the season.


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