The best photos of Van Emden's pro career in pictures
Child of the team, Jos van Emden, ended his pro career after sixteen years with ...
Last October, Nathan Van Hooydonck was forced to put a stop to his professional career. It was a great loss for the team. Although the Belgian rider was never the first to cross the line, he has played an important part in many victories for Team Jumbo-Visma. We look back through a photo album.
In his first year on the team, Van Hooydonck immediately showed his qualities. In Gent-Wevelgem, he was an important pylon in Wout van Aert's victory. In the last grand tour of the year, the Belgian had a big part in Primoz Roglic's third overall victory in La Vuelta a España.
In Omloop het Nieuwsblad, E3 Saxo Bank Classic, and Paris-Nice, Van Hooydonck was an important link in his team's victories. Nevertheless, his biggest success had yet to follow. The Belgian was part of the Tour squad that gave Team Jumbo-Visma its first overall victory in the biggest race of the year.
With a second place in Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne, Van Hooydonck again showed his good form. He continued this form in the following races. His highlight of 2023 followed on July 23 in Paris, where Team Jumbo-Visma won the Tour de France for the second time.