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Historical Team Time Trial victory Team LottoNL-Jumbo in Tour of Britain

LottoNL-Jumbo made history today, winning its first team time trial in the Tour of Britain. The team won the Whinlatter Pass stage and Primoz Roglic took the lead in the overall standings with three more stages on the menu. 

Pascal Eenkhoorn (6th), Jos van Emden (8th) and Neilson Powless (9th) are also in the top ten of the classification.

Team LottoNL-Jumbo celebrates its 30th victory this season.

"We are all very happy. It is a very special moment for us as a team," Roglic said. "Taking the overall lead was not the goal. We wanted to do a very good team time trial. We never thought we could win, but we succeeded. 

"Now that we have the jersey, we are definitely going to defend it. The team is very strong. And this is a very nice victory."

Sports Director Jan Boven was very delighted with this victory. "It was a special team time trial, with the last six kilometres uphill. Our goal for this race was to win a stage, but we never expected this. We had hoped to finish within the first three. The whole team contributed to this victory. In the coming days, we will defend the leader's jersey. "

Performance Manager Mathieu Heijboer pointed to the years of investment. "In 2015, when we started with Team LottoNL-Jumbo, the team time trial became an important part of our process. We have seen a steady development with ups but also downs. Especially this year it did not work out well. The team time trail in the Tour de France was a big disappointment. We have learned from our mistakes. 

"It is super cool that everything falls into place today. We beat reputable teams in this discipline. This victory characterises our team and the philosophy we have: Winning together. It's just awesome."

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