Van den Berg renews with team

“My goal is to be a better version of myself and to develop a little bit every year.”

 

We’re thrilled to announce that Julius van den Berg will continue racing with EF Education-NIPPO.

 

Since the Dutchman turned professional in 2018, EF is the only outfit he’s ridden for and he couldn’t be happier about it. “It’s a great opportunity to stay with the team. I’m really happy,” van den Berg says. “This year I had the opportunity to do some really nice races and even to go for my own result in a few races, as well as helping the race leaders in some bigger races. This was an ideal combination and I want to keep going in this direction.”

 

This past season marked a coming of age for the 25-year-old rider. At the Tour of Poland, van den Berg won the final stage with a massive sprint, claiming his first WorldTour win. “I knew that if I got in the breakaway, I could make it work. That victory was a highlight of my season.”

 

He also rode the Giro d’Italia for the first time, his second Grand Tour. “Last year I did my first Grand Tour, that was the Vuelta, and this year the Giro. To have three weeks in Italy while racing in the new Rapha kit was really cool.”

 

— Mary Lee Mahony to www.efprocycling.com