Team Jumbo-Visma has announced its line-up for this year’s Tour de France. Their list of 8 riders which they hope will win both the yellow and green jerseys. The general classification battle will be led by the combination of Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard. The pair have finished as runner-up at the Tour de France once between them over the last 2 seasons. With Primoz Roglic famously losing out to Tadej Pogacar in the final time trial during the 2020 Tour de France. They will attempt to finally overcome the Slovene on the UAE Emirates team this year.
It’s not all about the general classification though. Wout van Aert is being given some free rein to attack the green jersey for Jumbo-Visma this year. The 6-time Tour de France stage winner has shown infamous consistency in the last few editions. Including winning a time trial, a sprint and a mountain stage in the same Tour de France. Van Aert is the favourite for the green jersey and it feels like his best shot in recent years.
The team’s domestiques are mostly GC-focused. The likes of Sepp Kuss and Steven Kruijswijk will help Vingegaard and Roglic in the mountains. Kuss won a stage at last year’s Tour de France but with a fit Roglic and Vingegaard, will probably be kept on the leash a bit more this year. Christophe Laporte will be the lead-out for Wout van Aert. Obviously, with a GC tilt, there can’t be a full sprint train but Laporte will help guide Van Aert to the right spot.
Tiesj Benoot and Nathan van Hooydonck come with cobbles experience, although not much actually at Paris Roubaix. The pair will be tasked with doing work at the start of the mountain train and at the front of the peloton.
Team Jumbo-Visma 2022 Tour de France line-up
- Primoz Roglic
- Jonas Vingegaard
- Christophe Laporte
- Sepp Kuss
- Wout van Aert
- Steven Kruijswijk
- Tiesj Benoot
- Nathan Van Hooydonck