Steven Kruijswijk leads the selection of Team Jumbo-Visma in the Giro d’Italia in October. Kruijswijk is the designated leader within the Dutch formation and is going for a good result in the general classification.
Team Jumbo-Visma’s original plan was to let Kruijswijk ride the Tour de France, but due to a crash in the Critérium du Dauphiné, La Grande Boucle came too early for the 33-year-old rider. He is now aiming for a top result in the Giro d’Italia. The core of the Giro selection, including Kruijswijk, is currently preparing at an altitude training camp in Tignes.
The number three of last year’s Tour de France hopes to appear at the start in Monreale in a good shape. “I notice that I feel better and better. My injured shoulder has not completely healed yet, but I can do my training properly. Things are going in the right direction and I am looking forward to the Giro. In the first week we can immediately brace ourselves. The third stage already has an uphill finish. That will be a measure for me to see where I stand. I just hope that I am completely fit when the Giro starts, so that we can go for a good result in the general classification.”
Jumbo-Visma Riders – Giro d’Italia (3 – 25 October 2020)
Jos van Emden