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Team Jumbo-Visma has started the ZLM Tour with a first, second and third place in the day’s result. Jos van Emden won the prologue over 6.8 kilometers in a wet Yerseke in a time of 7.54:47 and was two seconds faster than his teammates Mike Teunissen and Tony Martin. They joined Van Emden on the podium in second and third place respectively. Van Emden is also the first overall leader.
For Van Emden, it is his first individual victory of the season after winning the team time trial in the UAE Tour earlier this year. It is the twenty-sixth victory of Team Jumbo-Visma this year.
“This is what I needed. It is already two years ago, in the Giro, that I had won for the last time”, Van Emden said. “The feeling was really good and I had to go to the limit. Mike had set a very fast time which meant that I couldn’t make any mistakes and that I had to ride just a little faster than him all the time. Because Tony started after me, I wasn’t really convinced that I would win either. But if you do get beaten then preferably by a teammate. It’s fantastic that we took the entire podium. For the remainder of the week we have a good starting position and several cards to play. I have GC ambitions, but the most important thing is that someone of our team wins the race.”