Finding a way to beat Pogacar is the biggest challenge for years to come, says Jumbo-Visma DS

LA CHARENTEMARITIME FRANCE SEPTEMBER 07 Wout Van Aert of Belgium and Team Jumbo Visma Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Robert Gesink of The Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 10 Training Team JumboVisma on La Charente Maritime TDF2020 LeTour Rest Day 1 on September 07 2020 in La Charente Maritime France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
Wout van Aert and Primoz Roglic of Jumbo-Visma (Image credit: Getty Images)

Jumbo-Visma directeur sportif Merijn Zeeman has told Cyclingnews that finding a way to beat Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) is the biggest challenge the Dutch team and their rivals face for the coming years.

For the second year running Jumbo-Visma posted a rider in second spot at the Tour de France as Pogačar claimed back-to-back yellow jerseys. At just 22, Pogačar looks capable of dominating the Tour de France for years to come, but Jumbo-Visma are determined to return in 2022 with Primož Roglič as their leader when they look to win their first Tour.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.