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‘I don’t know who is making this up’ – Jumbo-Visma dismiss Giro d’Italia line-up reports

‘I don’t know who is making this up’ - Jumbo-Visma dismiss Giro d’Italia line-up reports

Jumbo-Visma are yet to decide their roster for the Giro d’Italia Jumbo-Visma have again dismissed reports that they have finalised almost all of their team…

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Jumbo-Visma are yet to decide their roster for the Giro d’Italia Jumbo-Visma have again dismissed reports that they have finalised almost all of their team selection for the Giro d’Italia , insisting that they ‘don’t know who is making this up’.

Speculation and reports mounted late last week, with outlets reporting that seven out of the eight-rider Jumbo-Visma team had been pre-selected. On the list were Wout van Aert , Attila Valter, Thomas Gloag, Matteo Jorgenson, Ben Tulett, Johannes Staune-Mittet and Per Strand Hagenes.

GCN approached Jumbo-Visma sports director Merijn Zeeman to verify the possible selection and his response was as categorical as it could be.

“No,” he said when asked if the line-up was accurate.

“We are in the brainstorming sessions and I don’t know who is making this up. Nothing is decided. No selection at all. This is a very long process. Until we discuss everything with all the coaches and all the riders, everything is on the table.” Read more: Jumbo-Visma Team Talk: What does life after Roglič look like?

GCN approached one of the riders named on the list. His approach matched Zeeman’s, with the rider stating that the news was made up.

There is of course a possibility that a number of the riders linked with the Giro could still make the final cut.Arguments can be made for new recruits Jorgenson and Tulett to make their Jumbo-Visma Grand Tour debuts in Italy. Staune-Mittet and Strand Hagenes have impressed in the development team, while Wout van Aert would […]

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