Jumbo claim Wout van Aert contract talks 'look very good'

Team Jumbo rider Belgiums Wout van Aert celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 5th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 185 km between Gap and Privas on September 2 2020 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT POOL AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATPOOLAFP via Getty Images
Jumbo-Visma star Wout van Aert (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Chief Financial Officer of the Jumbo supermarket chain has revealed that contract talks with Wout van Aert “look very good” as the Jumbo-Visma team try to fight off interest from rivals, including Ineos Grenadiers, for one of its team leaders.

Van Aert’s contract with Jumbo-Visma ends this year but the team are keen to renew it early and massively increase Van Aert’s salary to secure his services during the peak of his career. Based on other riders' salaries, Van Aert could demand a new salary of at least €3 million per season, making him one of their highest-paid riders in the peloton. 

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