Cycling | 8 februari 2017

Team LottoNL-Jumbo goes sprinting in Algarve and climbing in Andalucía

After the Volta a Valenciana and the Dubai Tour, team LottoNL-Jumbo will continue with two European stage races. A number of climbers start in the Ruta del Sol on Wednesday, February 15, and on the same day 300 kilometres west in Portugal, the sprint train races the Volta ao Algarve.

Volta ao Algarve

In the Volta ao Algarve, team LottoNL-Jumbo starts with the sprint train around Dylan Groenewegen. Compared with Dubai Tour, there are some changes. Lars Boom and Robert Wagner will join the train along

Primoz Roglic will join the team and race for general classification. The Slovenian placed third last year on the Alto da Fóia, which is the spot of the second stage in 2017. Roglic closed the 2016 edition fifth overall.

Groenewegen will have opportunities to sprint in the first and fourth stages, days that should suit a mass sprint. The third stage time trial covers 18 kilometres around Sagres. It will be an ideal opportunity for Roglic and Boom to show their TT legs.

Volta ao Algarve 15– 19 Februari 2017


Lars Boom

Dylan Groenewegen

Gijs van Hoecke

Tom Leezer

Primož Roglič

Timo Roosen

Robert Wagner

Maarten Wynants

Sports Director:

Frans Maassen


Dries Bos

Ferry Hommerson

Patrick van Doorn


Niels van der Kuur

Dirk Janssen

Bus Driver:  

Kees Hamelink


Bjorn Vanmelkebeke

Vuelta a Andalucía, Ruta Ciclista Del Sol

When Algarve starts, so does the Vuelta a Andalucía Ruta Ciclista Del Sol – or simply the Ruta del Sol. The team’s young riders will debut here in Spain. Antwan Tolhoek and Floris Tier will race in the team’s yellow kit for the first time.

The Ruta del Sol will run over five days, much of it climbing. Despite the number of climbing metres, only the second stage ends uphill. After 178 kilometres the queen stage finishes at the Será la Peña del Águila.

The Belgian time trial specialists Jurgen Van den Broeck and Victor Campenaerts can enjoy themselves in the third stage, a time trial over 12 kilometres between Lucena and Cordoba.

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol 15-19 februari 2017


Jurgen van den Broeck

Victor Campenaerts

Stef Clement

Martijn Keizer

Bram Tankink

Floris de Tier

Antwan Tolhoek

Sports Directors:

Grischa Niermann & Sierk Jan de Haan


Luc Schiemsky

Gerard Spierings

Anthony Devliegere


Dirk van de Ven

Hans van Vianen

Bus Driver:

Piet de Vos


Bjorn Vanmelkebeke