Cycling | 9 oktober 2018

Taco van der Hoorn continues career at Team LottoNL-Jumbo

Team LottoNL-Jumbo confirms the arrival of Taco van der Hoorn. The 24-year-old rider from Wageningen has signed a two-year contract with the Dutch World Tour team of manager Richard Plugge. “We consider Taco a good classic rider and we’ll develop him into an even better classic specialist”, sportive director Merijn Zeeman of Team LottoNL-Jumbo said.

Van der Hoorn has been part of Team Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij for two years. He has high expectations of his transfer. “Young riders really get better at Team LottoNL-Jumbo. I’m proud to become part of the team. In their early years, many riders were not considered very talented, but they have developed into good pros anyway. I never was a big talent as a youngster, but I still make progress every year”, Van der Hoorn explains.

Van der Hoorn wishes to play a significant role in the final of the main spring classics. “It’s cool that I can pursue that goal at Team LottoNL-Jumbo”, he says. Due to a concussion, he wasn’t able to race for six months this season. Straight after his comeback, he won a stage in the BinckBankTour. He also won the Primus Classic. “The way he returned in the peloton after that concussion proves his exceptional capabilities”, Zeeman concludes.