Login
Teunissen wins general classification ZLM Tour

Teunissen wins general classification ZLM Tour

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.”

Related updates

Win the autographed jersey of Primož Roglič!

Primož has not only signed a new contract, but also on of our shirts. Would you like to win this? Click on the button below.

Read more

Food Friday – This is how our riders keep an eye on their weight

Our (GC) riders need to have the optimum weight in order to ride faster uphill. Read about the crucial role of nutrition on our riders’ weight in this weeks’ Food Friday. Sneak peek: inspired by the Spanish roads, we will also tell you how you can make healthier choices when it comes to eating tapas...

Read more

Food Friday - These supplements are important for cyclists

A balanced trainings program and healthy food play an important role in our riders’ lifestyle, but so do supplements. Curious about the effect of using supplements, both for our riders and yourself? Read this weeks’ Food Friday!

Read more
 /