This new year is going to be filled with amazing opportunities and changes and Coryn Labecki seems to be enjoying that, she will be making the shift to Jumbo-Visma from Team DSM and hopes to learn a lot from friend and teammate Marianne Vos.
Labecki enjoyed an amazing five years with the Dutch squad, there were also many victories including the Tour of Flanders and Giro Donne, but after this long tenure, she wants to try something new! New directions are always a sign of growth and hopes are high that she will be able to learn a lot of amazing things at Jumbo-Visma.
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I think it was just time for a change. I was looking for a new challenge, a new environment. And the opportunity presented itself at the right time. So far, I think it’s been a good decision.
Marianne Vos, the cyclo-cross and road cycling World Champion is the main reason why Labecki will be joining Jumbo-Visma. Apart from this, the team also has a good lineup of strong women cyclists. Let’s hope that Jumbo-Visma brings out the best in Labecki too!
Labecki had a lot of good things to say about Jumbo-Visma,
I think being a new program, it seemed like they were really organized already and the first year was really impressive.
The group of girls, it’s a good lineup, and I’m really honored to be able to call them teammates. And then also the chance to race with Marianne. What I can learn from her is really applicable to me, as far as the style of riders that we are.
Labecki and Vos share a lot than just a team, their discipline and riding styles are also the same. Coryn thinks that pairing up with Vos will not just be better for both of them but the team will also benefit a lot from them.
When it comes to talent, Labecki is surely not short of it. Last year, she won a stage at the Giro d’Italia Donne and she came seventh at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Jumbo-Visma and Labecki can both benefit from each other, as they aim for the Classics and the summer season.
It just reinforces our team and we have a couple more cards to play.
I think we’re both really professional. When someone’s better on the day, it’s just how it goes. But yeah, there’s a lot of respect there.
I do have five years under my belt but yeah, I don’t feel like I’m a well-seasoned veteran yet. I think there’s a lot that I don’t know yet and some small things. Maybe it’s not a lot, maybe it’s just the grind of the lifestyle. I think only time will really tell what I will learn.
Apart from the cycling season, Labecki had a lot on her belt, having to constantly move between Europe and the United States certainly posed a challenge, she is doing better than ever. With Jumbo-Visma, she can finally improve her form, skills and move on to new challenges.
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