Grøndahl Jansen switches to Mitchelton-SCOTT from 2021Tue 15 Sep 2020
Former Norwegian champion Amund Grøndahl Jansen will join Mitchelton-SCOTT from 2021, bolstering the teams ‘engine room’ and one-day Classics options.
Grøndahl Jansen, who is currently riding the Tour de France with race leaders Team Jumbo Visma, joins the Australian outfit on a two-year deal that will see him support the team’s ambitions as well as seize greater opportunities for himself.
The 26-year old, who has top-five finishes at RideLondon and Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France, has greater ambition for one-day success, particularly in the cobbled classics.
Amund Grøndahl Jansen:
“It’s a good looking team from the outside and I’m curious to see how it is as a rider. It looks like there is a good atmosphere with friendly riders, it’s more like a family, and it’s always one of the teams that performs the best, so for sure it’s a professional team.
“For me personally, I would like to achieve results in the cobbled Classics in the spring, that’s my big goal for the coming two years, and for the rest of the season I want to perform and help other riders to get results.
“I am already beginning to know my way around the races, knowing when to spend energy and save energy, especially in the cobbled classics, but also in stage races. I can survive longer than the real sprinters in the hard races and I can still sprint fairly OK, so that’s how I think I will get my results.”
“Amund is a big, strong rider and comes to us with a lot of experience with three Tour de France appearances with Jumbo Visma at just 26 years of age.
“He will certainly bolster our engine room and will complement our roster across both Grand Tours and Classics. He is a complete rider, with a great turn of speed and will also be getting his own opportunities throughout the season to add to our victory tally.”
Armund Grøndahl Jansen
Date of Birth: 11th February 1994
Joins Mitchelton-SCOTT: 2021
New Contract: 2021-2022
- 1st 2019 Norwegian champion (road race)
- 5th 2019 RideLondon-Surrey Classic
- 5th 2019 Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France