The Talented Mr Jungels

Bob Jungels. He’s 22 years old, he’s talented, and yesterday he stormed the individual time trail to take the overall win – and Trek Factory Racing’s first win of the season – at the tough French stage race Étoile de Bessèges.

Life as young rider on a WorldTour team is a steep learning curve. After all, finding yourself among the likes of Fabian Cancellara can’t be easy. But as Andy McGrath from Rouleur found out, this Luxembourg rider has managed to overcome any nerves he might have had and he has grand ambitions for the future.

I haven’t written them down but they’re all in my head. I’d like to win an Ardennes Classic, it doesn’t matter which one. The Tour is still a dream – of every rider, obviously. I don’t know if I’m able to get there one day. I think to win a Monument one day would be nice. Of course, the Worlds are also a pretty big goal for the future.

I love it when a young rider is full of self belief and confidence, especially when they have the aptitude and motivation to match. Ride on to glory and a new contract Mr Jungels.

Featured Image: Bob Jungels captured by Emily Maye from Trek Factory Racing Facebook

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