Team LottoNL – Jumbo (TLJ)
Holland’s national lottery has also been supporting a cycling team for several years. LottoNL-Jumbo’s team colours are yellow and black.
Robert Gesink, who finished ninth overall at the Tour de Suisse 2015, is one of its most well-known riders.
The Dutch team also has Steven Kruijswijk on board, another likely candidate for a podium place in any tour. Kruijswijk, riding in the pink jersey, was thwarted by a snow drift on the Colle dell’Agnello at the 2016 Giro d’Italia. Otherwise, he would have tasted overall victory in Rome a year earlier than his fellow countryman Tom Dumoulin.
Kruijswijk finished third overall at last year’s Tour de Suisse. He also came third in 2011 – could he go even further this year and ride his way to victory?