25-year-old Jan Maas will join Team BikeExchange for the 2022 season, making the step up to WorldTour level having shown promising signs with consistent results throughout the 2021 season.
The rider from the Netherlands was a runner up in the Junior Ronde van Vlaanderen and has since gone from strength to strength, regularly delivering top-10 finishes in prestigious pro-continental level races across Europe.
GreenEDGE Cycling is hoping that this opportunity for Maas to step up into the WorldTour will provide him with the added support and structure needed to take a leap forward in his professional development, whilst also becoming a valuable and versatile asset for the Australian outfit in the mountains.
Brent Copeland, General Manager on Maas:
“I am thrilled to welcome this young and promising Dutch talent into the GreenEDGE family. I remember Jan’s second place in the Junior Ronde van Vlaanderen and he’s had a whole series of solid results in the junior and U23 categories.
Over the years, Jan’s growth has continued, and in the last season he’s had several good results in stages races, including a 10th overall at Sazka Tour and third overall at the Tour de la Mirabelle. We very much believe that he will continue to improve, and that is why we have offered him the opportunity to join our team.”
Matthew White, Head Sport Director on Maas:
“Jan is coming to the team with a few years of experience, racing in the professional continental circuit. We were looking for one or two riders that were ready to step up to the WorldTour level and fill in crucial roles in supporting our climbing leaders. It is a great opportunity for Jan to step up to the WorldTour level with us and I am confident he will make the most of it and fit in well.”
“I’m really pleased to be joining Team BikeExchange for next year. It was really a nice surprise to know that I would be part of the team, but I was confident because I had a really good season, so I was expecting that something good could come.
I think Team BikeExchange is one of the best teams in the world, and during the last season, I did a few races with my future teammates, and they look solid and professional and like a family to grow up in. The latter is an essential aspect for me because I believe in the team, and I believe joining this team is the right choice and I’m sure that I will improve.
I’m a rider that likes climbing, undulating routes and I am sure that the team will support me in my growth. I’m looking forward to meeting my new teammates and all the staff. It’s a dream come true.”
Date of Birth: 19th February 1996 (25)
Joins GreenEDGE Cycling: 2022
New Contract: 2022
3rd 2021 Tour de la Mirabelle – Overall
4th 2021 Sazka Tour – stage 4
4th 2021 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste – stage 1
4th 2021 Istarsko Proljece-Istrian Spring Trophy – Overall
5th 2021 Overosterreichrundfahrt – Overall
6th 2021 Overosterreichrundfahrt – stage 2
6th 2021 Tour de Alsace – stage 3
6th 2020 Tour du Doubs
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