Vuelta 2020: Jumbo-Visma goes with Roglic and Dumoulin for overall victory

Primož Roglič and Tom Dumoulin will start next week as the leaders of Jumbo-Visma in the Vuelta a España. The Slovenian and the Dutch share the headmanship. “During the Vuelta it becomes clear whose card we are drawing,” says sports director Grischa Niermann.

Just like in the Tour de France, the leaders are supported in the mountains by George Bennett, Sepp Kuss and Robert Gesink. Paul Martens is the experienced road captain. Lennard Hofstede will mainly do his job on the flat. He knows how to do this, because he was there last year when Roglič won the Vuelta. Danish climber Jonas Vingegaard makes his debut in a grand tour.

Roglič saw the overall victory slip from his hands on the penultimate day in the Tour. Jumbo-Visma was in control throughout the Tour and Niermann expects a similar scenario in the Vuelta. “Our team is at the start with two favorites for final victory, one of which is last year’s winner. That ensures that other teams will watch us. We are aware of that. We have to come up with a good plan to achieve a good performance ”, he says.

Focus in the first week
“I think we have a very strong team with two absolute spearheads,” said Niermann. “The other boys can optimally support Primož and Tom. Jonas is at the start of a grand tour for the first time. This fits well with his development. He will probably have to do a lot of work, but that is a good learning process. ”

Niermann knows where the difficulties of the Vuelta lie. “The first three stages are three mountain stages,” he says. “At that moment we have to be there immediately. The sixth stage will soon follow. In my opinion that is the Queen stage, given the finish on the Col du Tourmalet. Of course there will be tough stages, but in my opinion the focus of the Vuelta is in the first week. ”

By the way, Roglič starts as defending champion with shirt number 1 in the Vuelta a España.

Selection Jumbo-Visma for the Vuelta a España 2020 (October 20-November 8)
flag-nz George Bennett
flag-nl Tom Dumoulin
flag-nl Robert Gesink
flag-nl Lennard Hofstede
flag-us Sepp Kuss
flag-de Paul Martens
flag-si Primož Roglič
flag-dk Jonas Vingegaard

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