Teunissen ends 4 Jours de Dunkerque with stage win and final win

Teunissen ends 4 Jours de Dunkerque with stage win and final win

Mike Teunissen has won both the final classification and the last stage of the 4 Jours de Dunkerque. Dylan Groenewegen finished the stage in second place. Teunissen won the overall standings for yet another teammate of Team Jumbo-Visma, Amund Jansen.

In the final straight line, it seemed to be Teunissen who pulled the sprint for Groenewegen, but the latter left a gap that allowed Teunissen to sprint to victory. The stage win and the final standings are the second and third season win for Teunissen, after already having won yesterday’s stage. For Team Jumbo-Visma the stage and the GC were number twenty and twenty-one respectively.

Teunissen thanked his strong teammates. “It was a difficult day and we had to be fast to catch the breakaway. The boys dropped Dylan and me off in a perfect way, after which I would start the sprint for Dylan. When I looked around, I saw a gap and I just kept on sprinting. It was not our intention to perform the sprint this way, but because Dylan had a puncture, it turned out that way.”

Sports director Nico Verhoeven looked back at today’s stage and the team’s successful week with a good feeling. “We had two goals today: winning the final classification with Mike and the stage with Amund, but sprinting with Dylan was also a priority. It was a good lead-out, but due to a flat front tire, Dylan took no risk and Mike got the space. He finished it perfectly. With five stage wins and the first and second place in the general classification we can be very happy. With regard to the Tour de France we deliberately chose this course because there were four chances of a mass sprint here. With four boys who will ride the Tour, we could practice our sprint train here. The advantage was that there was no WorldTour peloton at the start, so we could improve the automatisms in our sprint train, even without top form. That worked out well.”

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