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Team LottoNL-Jumbo extends contracts with Van Emden and Lindeman

Jos van Emden (33) and Bert-Jan Lindeman (29) will stay at Team LottoNL-Jumbo. The team extended their contracts for three years and one year, respectively. 

“I can’t think of a reason to leave,” Van Emden said, who’s has been with the team since 2008. “They know what they can expect of me and I know what I can expect of the team. It’s nice to see the development of the team closely and contribute to it. Thanks to their guidance I’m still improving myself on some points.”

Just like Van Emden, Lindeman is a valuable rider with his own specialty. “I’m happy with the contract extension. I have my role and I’m appreciated. I’m here to support the leaders and sometimes I get my own chances,” Lindeman explained. 

Next year, it will be his fifth season with the team of General Manager Richard Plugge. Lindeman is now riding in the Vuelta a España. Three years ago, he had the biggest success of his carreer there by winning the seventh stage. Last year, Van Emden won the final time trial in the Giro d’Italia.

On the other hand, Robert Wagner will leave LottoNL-Jumbo for another team.

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