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That's 5 classics guys and 3 climbers. I think 4+4 would be a safer balance. With Van Aert, Van Baarle, Laporte and Benoot they would still have crazy fire power for flat even without Van Hooydonck.

But we've all seen Van Aert, Van Baarle and Benoot climb like if they were pure climbers on occasion so it's very likely they will be OK.
Tbf, WVA, Van Baarle and Benoot have shown better climbing performances at GTs than guys considered pure climbers. Laporte is also very good for your 7th best climber and it's only really Van Hooydonck who's not an asset there.
 
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Gesink, Kruijswijk and Kelderman - Three GC dutch talents coming from Rabobank CT in quick succession who never really achieved their maximum potential and were constantly hindered by bad luck, illnesses, crashes and injuries. It's like a tragicomedy.

Dumoulin was the next in line and he achieved quite some big successes but also fell victim to multiple setbacks who finished his career early than expected - maybe it was that first year in Rabobank CT.
 
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I think it's a reality check for the people who think that Jumbo-Visma are incredibly rich and their success is down to money. They're clearly not, they've struck deals with some very shady sponsors recently which can only be put down to desperation. I don't think the deal with the crypto company will have a much better fate than with this shitty home delivery company.
 

No races, yet, in 2023… Had a great 2022, and is in last year of U23…

Maybe injured, or other health problem?…
 
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No races, yet, in 2023… Had a great 2022, and is in last year of U23…

Maybe injured, or other health problem?…
He‘s recovering from long-term knee problems.
 
They should take vallter instead of van hooydonck. They already have laporte, van baarle and even van aert to protect vingegaard in the flat stages.
No way they should leave Van Hooydonck at home. The dude is the best domestique in the peloton right now in terms of positioning his leader and getting the break right. He is to Jumbo what Luke Rowe was to Sky during their years of dominance.
 
I think van aert and laporte can equally better that job, and can give more than van hooydonck in other aspects.
By the end of Dauphine Van Hooydonck was going deeper into the mountain stages than LaPorte. Valter is super talented but relatively green and can be a bit of a loose cannon at times. Was it the last stage or the next to last where he jumped so hard that Jonas had to catch him before he could get his lead out to attack? That said the TdS is not over yet, Valter may still have to replace Kelderman when he crashes out.
 
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Do they have a rider who could win the Giro Donne? Because if they do, I think they could become the first team (organisation) to win all three Giri in a season.

A few years ago, I would have said Vos, but I'm not so sure these days.
If there's actually going to be a Giro Donne this season, which we allegedly can't be sure of yet, I'm pretty sure it won't be won by any of the JV riders.