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Teunissen returns to Team LottoNL-Jumbo

Mike Teunissen returns to Team LottoNL-Jumbo. The Dutchman made his professional debut with the squad in 2015. In 2017, he moved to Sunweb. Teunissen has signed a contract for four years with the formation of manager Richard Plugge.

“Two years ago we separated in a good way and we have kept in touch ever since”, Teunissen says. “In the meantime, the team has made some good progression. It marks a good time for me to return. I look forward to meeting various old friends and getting to know the new people on the team.”

Sports director Nico Verhoeven is pleased with Teunissen’s upcoming return. “He is a very nice asset. In the classics we want to do better than last year and Mike will make us stronger. He is very all-round. Not only will he be of value in the classics, but he will also be strong in the preparation of the sprint and as a helper of our classification riders. He himself is a fast finisher too and he will get his chances to sprint for a good result.”

When Team LottoNL-Jumbo showed renewed interest in him, Teunissen did not hesitate. “More than any other team, this team expressed confidence in my abilities in the spring races and they have a clear plan for my further development. Besides performing in the spring, I want to make myself useful by supporting the sprinters and climbers”, he concludes.

Tomorrow, on his 26th birthday, Teunissen will start in the Vuelta. It means his comeback to racing after a heavy crash in the Tour of Poland.

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