Jumbo-Visma finishes 4 Jours de Dunkerque with five stage victories and two riders on the final podium
May 20 2019 05:54 am CET

Jumbo-Visma finishes 4 Jours de Dunkerque with five stage victories and two riders on the final podium
Jumbo-Visma finishes 4 Jours de Dunkerque with five stage victories and two riders on the final podium
Team Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma has just finished a successful competition in the 4 Jours de Dunkerque. The team took five stage victories and the top two positions in the final podium of the French race.

The Dutch team started the French 2.HC race with the objective of fine-tuning the sprint train for Dylan Groenewegen for the Tour de France. In the process, it took five stage victories and the first two overall positions with Mike Teunissen and Amund Groendahl Jansen.

Groenewegen took the victory of the first three stages of the race and wore the leader's jersey for three days. In the fourth stage, Teunissen finished in the third position and climbed to the top of the GC, and then he took the victories of the next two stages, including the last sprint in which Groenewegen couldn't be due to a puncture.

"We had two goals today: winning the final classification with Mike and the stage with Amund, but sprinting with Dylan was also a priority," said Jumbo-Visma's sports director Nico Verhoeven. "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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