Jumbo-Visma draft Olav Kooij from U23 programme

Olav Kooij
(Image credit: Jumb-Visma)

Jumbo-Visma have accelerated Olav Kooij’s development by drafting the 19-year-old into their WorldTour team. 

The Dutch rider was meant to transition from the Jumbo-Visma U23 team halfway through this year, but, with the racing scene at that level decimated by cancellations and uncertainty, the management have decided to make an immediate change. 

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