“On the other hand: the team grows naturally and solid is no longer good enough. So it’s my job to focus on those last spots. Otherwise it will be up to someone else who is even better for that,” he concludes. sober. Teunissen first focuses on the spring classics, in which he hopes to score high together with Van Aert.
Kruijswijk in a serving role
The only Dutchman who is sure of his place in the yellow-black Tour team is Steven Kruijswijk. But he will not start as an outspoken shadow leader. That role is reserved for Jonas Vingegaard, last year’s number two. Kruijswijk, the number three of 2019, normally has a serving role.
Anyway: the 34-year-old rider is looking forward to it. “Maybe not for my personal ambition – I know there are guys in this squad a step higher than me – but I do want to be part of it. And the team wants me to be part of that too, because I can be of value to win the Tour.”