Israel – Premier Tech is pleased to welcome Jens Reynders to the team’s ranks for the 2023 season as a key support rider for the Classics.
The 24-year-old Belgian turned pro in 2021 and has impressed in the last two seasons with Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise, says IPT Sporting Manager Rik Verbrugghe
“We are very happy to welcome Jens Reynders to Israel – Premier Tech. Personally and professionally, I know Jens very well and I think as a team, we can help him to grow as a rider and reach his potential. Jens is a determined and hard-working rider, who has steadily progressed in his first two years in the professional peloton. He will join our key Classics squad to ride in support of our leaders, while also taking on more responsibility in these races, and continuing to progress and take opportunities to win smaller races. I am looking forward to seeing Jens take this next step with us,” explains Verbrugghe.
Reynders is excited to race in IPT colours in 2023 and reunite with Verbrugghe.
“This season I rode a lot in the breakaways or attacked in various races such as Paris-Roubaix and I also took the leader’s and sprinter’s jersey in the Tour of Hungary. My strength this season was that after a day in the breakaway, I was able to ride the final which is not always the smartest way to race. But I’m sure that Israel – Premier Tech will help me with this. Since the spring Classics, I felt that I was ready to take the next step and join a team like this and it was an easy decision between a few teams. The guidance within the team is top notch and with Rik Verbrugghe, I will join an old acquaintance who used to be my national team coach and from whom I learned a lot. He managed to guide me perfectly and that resulted in great results such as five victories, leader’s jerseys and a 3rd place in the U23 Gent-Wevelgem and U23 Paris-Roubaix.”
As the 2022 season winds down, Reynders has his sights set on a solid off-season in preparation for his next chapter.
“I hope to become even stronger this winter but with this squad, material, and staff, I think I can already take a big step forward. I would like to learn a lot from a rider like Sep Vanmarcke, who can teach me a lot of tricks in the Classic races, where I would also like to be good in the long-term.”