If you’re not an avid cycling fan or close follower of the Tour de le France, you may have missed that, at the start of the year, Visma became the title sponsor of Dutch pro cycling and speed skating Team Oranje.
As of January 1st 2019, both the speed skating and cycling team have competed under the name Team Jumbo-Visma.
The team have had a roaring start to the Tour, taking the first stage victory Saturday and then winning the team time trial Sunday.
Visma have provided the summary below - as we go into Stage 5, follow the team’s progress via their website and continue to support Team Jumbo-Visma!
Team Jumbo-Visma with superior opening weekend in Tour de France 2019
Visma’s cycling team, Team Jumbo-Visma made a remarkable start to this year’s Tour de France with Mike Teunissen taking the first stage victory Saturday and the team winning the team time trial Sunday.
Team Jumbo-Visma rider Mike Teunissen made a surprise win and took the coveted yellow jersey when Tour de France kicked off in Belgium this Saturday. During the final two kilometres of the race, the team had to change plans quickly after Dylan Groenewegen crashed. After being brought into position by teammate Wout van Aert, Teunissen landed the victory after an exciting finish.
Teunissen retained his yellow jersey after the team beat the competition to win the team time trial on Sunday. Team Jumbo-Visma now occupies the first five positions overall and is in possession of the yellow, green and white jersey.
Visma CEO Øystein Moan was at the site in Brüssels to take part in the opening weekend and was impressed by the team’s dramatic opening.
“It was very dramatic and exciting to watch, said Moan. “Mike Teunissen impressed everyone at the sprint on Saturday. And the team’s true team spirit came through on Sunday when they took the victory at the time trial. It is great to come down and see the crowd’s cheering and see how engaging the sport is, and of course, it is extra enjoyable to see our team win two days in a row.”
See the team trial win through the eyes of Team Jumbo-Visma on their official site.