Van Petegem strengthens Jumbo-Visma Development Team

Van Petegem strengthens Jumbo-Visma Development Team

Axandre Van Petegem will ride for the Jumbo-Visma Development Team the next two years. The nineteen-year-old Belgian will ride the rest of the 2021 cycling season as a trainee for the Team Jumbo-Visma development team.

Van Petegem, son of former professional cyclist Peter Van Petegem, comes over from the Belgian Home Solutions-Soenens Cycling Team. Tomorrow, the new trainee will be at the start of the Egmont Cycling Race on behalf of the Jumbo-Visma Development Team.

For Van Petegem, signing with the development team of Team Jumbo-Visma is a dream come true. “This year I got to know the team during a few training moments. The first impression was good. After the first training camp in the Ardennes I was allowed to go to the training camp in Slovenia. I get along very well with the riders of the team and the coaching here is top, so I am happy to sign a contract with this team. In the coming years I hope to develop further here.

Head of Development Robbert de Groot is happy with the recruitment of Van Petegem. “Axandre is an interesting rider who is not yet known to the general public. He has relatively little training in his legs, but has recently impressed during some training periods with our team. We are going to give Axandre all the time he needs to develop and we are convinced that he will do great. We look forward to working with him.”