$500 billion Saudi Arabian project named as possible Jumbo-Visma sponsor

JumboVismas Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard C rides in the pack during the fifth stage of the 75th edition of the Criterium du Dauphine cycling race 1915km between CormoranchesurSaone and SalinsLesBains on June 8 2023 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images
Jonas Vingegaard protected by several Jumbo-Visma teammates (Image credit: ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images)

The Jumbo-Visma team could be sponsored by the huge Saudi Arabian Neom development project, with team manager Richard Plugge describing a report by WielerFlits as ‘interesting’ while denying that he has any direct contact with people from Neom.

Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo will end its sponsorship after the 2024 season, but Plugge is hoping to find major international sponsors to replace them and even boost the team’s budget so they can continue to compete against UAE Team Emirates at the Tour de France and at the top of the UCI rankings. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.