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Mike Teunissen has won the general classification of the ZLM Tour. The leader’s jersey of Team the cyclist of Jumbo-Visma was never in danger during the last stage of the Dutch stage race. Teunissen’s teammate Amund Jansen finished second.
For Teunissen, it’s his fourth win of the season. At the beginning of May, he won two stages and the general classification in the Four Days of Dunkirk. For Team Jumbo-Visma, it’s the 31st win of the year.
During the stage from Eindhoven to Tilburg, three riders escaped. Team Jumbo-Visma kept the gap small and led the chase. In the final, a few other tried to escape, but were caught immediately. In the final hundred metres, Dylan Groenewegen started his sprint well, but he missed the power to sprint with fully and became third.
“It’s a nice achievement for me personally”, Teunissen said. “In general, I prepare the sprint for Dylan. Sometimes, I get my own chance, so I grabbed it with both hands. I’m very happy that I’ve won and that I can add this stage race to my victory tally.”
According to the winner, the fact that he could win the general classification hadn’t made him tense. “We wanted to win the stage today. We had to work really hard and too early on aeveryone needed to put in an effort. That’s why Dylan wasn’t brought in perfect position. It’s a pity. It would have been really nice if we could have won five out of five stages, but it can’t spoil the fun with regards to my yellow jersey.
Groenewegen, who won the points classification, was satisfied about last week. “We rode super as a team. I’m really happy with that. I’ve won two times, Jos and Amund both took a stage and Mike the yellow jersey. So we can’t complain, I think. Because of my crash on the second day, I had a disturbed sleep. That’s why I was tired. For now, we’ll slow down and take some rest. After that, I’ll be back in business.”