Marianne Vos has prolonged her contract with Jumbo-Visma for one more two seasons, taking her by way of to the top of the 2025 season.
The 35-year-old joined the Dutch squad upon its basis in 2021 and can take her stint there to 5 years and previous her thirty eighth birthday at a workforce she calls “house”.
Vos, who since becoming a member of from CCC-Liv has taken wins at Gent-Wevelgem and Amstel Gold Race in addition to 4 Giro Donne levels plus two and the inexperienced jersey eventually 12 months’s inaugural Tour de France Femmes, mentioned that she’s nonetheless “discovering new challenges” within the sport as ladies’s biking grows.
“I nonetheless actually take pleasure in biking,” Vos mentioned on Friday. “I take pleasure in racing collectively and combating for victory as a workforce. In recent times, ladies’s biking has superior to such an expert degree that I proceed to find new challenges.
“And my very own growth remains to be ongoing. I’m motivated to coach exhausting to get one of the best out of myself.”
“At Workforce Jumbo-Visma, I additionally discover the ambition to get higher day by day and the drive to go all out for it. That is among the explanation why I really feel at house on this workforce. I additionally just like the professionalism and the non-public method. There’s plenty of room for the person inside the workforce, which makes the workforce stronger. I actually like that.”
Vos, who might be racing her twentieth season within the peloton in 2025, is joined at Jumbo-Visma this 12 months by 4 neo-pros together with the extremely promising 20-year-old Fem Van Empel.
Seven of the workforce’s 16-rider roster are aged 21 or underneath, and 4 are youngsters. Serving to deliver by way of the following technology of racers is one thing Vos enjoys, she added.
“It is good to share my expertise with the workforce’s youthful riders whereas additionally studying from them. They make me take a look at issues in another way. That is how we preserve sharpness and set up a robust workforce.”
Jumbo-Visma’s technical director Rutger Tijssen praised Vos, who will miss out on her cyclocross world title defence subsequent week as a result of “bodily issues”, hailing her capability to rack up wins (265 and counting) in addition to assist the younger riders within the workforce.
“Marianne has a formidable monitor file. Her record of honours is already lengthy, and he or she retains successful races. We’re assured that this can proceed within the years to return,” he mentioned.
“Marianne additionally acts as a mentor to the younger riders. Not by telling them what to do or to not do, however by ‘studying by instance’. She teaches the newcomers lots about the best way to put together, talk, work collectively and cope with the setbacks that may include being a high athlete. She can also be of nice worth to us on this respect.”