Tacx (Netherlands) - Press Release: Great news! Team Jumbo-Visma and Tacx continue their long standing technical partnership and signed a contract for another five years! Joining the WorldTour cycling team in this partnership is the successful speed skating team of Team Jumbo-Visma; with riders like Patrick Roest, Sven Kramer and Kjeld Nuis. How cool is that?! The athletes will be training and racing with the Tacx bike trainers, trainer software, bottle cages and bottles.
In 2019, the team will train and warm up on the NEO Smart, the most powerful, accurate and silent bike trainer to date. This trainer perfectly suits the pro riders’ needs as it is extremely accurate, resistant to the most excessive sprints and enables the riders to perform necessary, specific workouts. With help of the Isokinetic and Isotonic training modes they can effectively improve their power output and pedal stroke. Team Jumbo-Visma also gets access to the Premium Tacx software, so they can complement their training with structured workouts and training plans provided by their coach. This software also makes their indoor rides more fun with the Real Life video’s. It even enables their fans to ride with them as several Tacx Films are starring the Team Jumbo-Visma riders. Read this article for more info on this.
“Tacx is a loyal partner and emphasizes that by committing for another five years with us. I am happy with that signal,” says Richard Plugge, manager of the cycling team. “Tacx supports our ambitions and we join forces to develop products. Tacx is an innovative company with a great passion for sports and technology. Everything is developed in-house and with that we seamlessly connect. We also strive for success based on our own education and development.”
Koos Tacx, CEO of Tacx, is delighted with the long-term prolongation with the team: “We’re very happy to extend the partnership with Team Jumbo-Visma for five years, which is quite unique in the world of cycling. Groenewegen and Roglič won a lot of races this year and last Tour de France the team did a terrific job by finishing fourth overall. The team is getting even stronger so the expectations for next year are high. Furthermore it’s great to see that the speed skating team with a lot of very successful Dutch skaters now also join us in this partnership.”
“I think it’s great that a real Dutch company like Tacx now also supports the speed skating team”, says Jac Orie, director of the Team Jumbo-Visma speed skating team. “With their products we can perform the ideal warm-up and cooling-down around the speed skating races. And when the weather conditions are getting bad during the winter we can just go ‘Tacxing’. It is indispensable training material.”
Team Jumbo-Visma and Tacx are looking forward to the next five years and what this valued partnership will bring. They can’t wait for the season to start!