Cycling | 21 oktober 2018

Tony Martin makes switch to Team LottoNL-Jumbo

Tony Martin will switch to Team LottoNL-Jumbo next season. Being a part of the Dutch team of manager Richard Plugge, the four-time world champion time trial is convinced he’s in the best environment to excel again in the races against the clock. Especially in team time trials Team LottoNL-Jumbo expect him to do well. In addition, the 33-year-old German gets an important supporting role.

“Tony was the missing link. He brings in a boatload of experience and he’s a professional in every way. He can be of great value in the support of our leaders. His signing is a confirmation of the development we’ve been through in recent years”, Plugge believes.

Martin has signed a two-year deal with the Dutch squad. “I’m looking forward to join Team LottoNL-Jumbo. I share their philosophy”, Martin says. “The riders are a unity and the staff work on every detail to support them. Especially their approach of time trials is appealing to me. It’s known that the team put a lot of efforts in that direction. My ambition is to become a prominent team player by supporting the leaders and being successful in the time trials.”

Previously, it has been announced that Mike Teunissen, Taco van der Hoorn, Lennard Hofstede, Laurens De Plus and Jonas Vingegaard will make the switch to Team LottoNL-Jumbo. Gijs Van Hoecke, Robert Wagner, Enrico Battaglin, Lars Boom and Bram Tankink are leaving the team.