Mike Teunissen claims overall victory in ZLM Tour, Caleb Ewan wins last stage
Jun 24 2019 04:40 am CET

Mike Teunissen claims overall victory in ZLM Tour, Caleb Ewan wins last stage
Mike Teunissen claims overall victory in ZLM Tour, Caleb Ewan wins last stage
Team Jumbo-Visma

Mike Teunissen has confirmed his final victory in the ZLM Tour by finishing the closing stage of the race with the pack. The rider of Jumbo-Visma took his fourth win of the season and the 31st for his team.

The last stage of the Dutch race took the riders from Eindhoven to Tilburg and early on the day three riders escaped, but the peloton led by Jumbo-Visma could maintain them under control. After the breakaway was caught by the pack, some more attacks came but the teams with sprinters repealed successfully each of them.

Dylan Groenewegen launched his sprint too early and couldn't get more victories in the race and finished in the third position, while Lotto-Soudal's Caleb Ewan took the win and Max Walscheid crossed the line in the second place. Teunissen arrived to the finish line with the peloton and confirmed his overall victory while his teammate Amund Groendahl Jansen stepped on the second position of the podium and Katusha-Alpecin's Mads Würtz Schmidt, on the third place.

"It's a nice achievement for me personally," Teunissen commented. "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.

"We wanted to win the stage today. We had to work really hard and we all had to work too hard and too early. 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."






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