Mike Teunissen (Team Jumbo-Visma) has Sunday the final ride of the 65th four days of Dunkirk, which starts on the cycling track of Roubaix and arrival after 187,2 km on the Boulevard Sainte Barbe in Dunkirk, won. The 26-year-old Dutchman surprised friend and foe by in the last straight line to accelerate and his second victory in a row to achieve.
His country and team-mate Dylan Groenewegen finished second to Timothy Dupont. Mike Teunissen follows Dimitri Claeys as eindlaureaat of the French stage race. In the overall standings, the Norwegian Amund Jansen second at 0:24. Jens Keukeleire was third at 32 seconds of the Dutchman.
Already pretty quickly in the stage and formed a breakaway with Frederik Frison, Elmar Reinders, Damien Touzé, Daniel Hoelgaard, Mihkel Räim and Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz. They had a clue of a minute and a half of the peloton when the riders of Team Jumbo Visma, with leader Mike Teunissen in their ranks, the pace is determined.
For Frederik Frison and Elmar Reinders it all went too slow and they muisden there, even before the feeding zone after 84 km, from beneath. The duo received just after the start of the 10 local rounds, on and around the Boulevard Sainte Barbe of each 7.5 kilometers, the company of Ludovic Robeet, Romain Combaud, Pim Ligthart and Samuel Leroux. The peloton followed at 2:30. Gradually, it became there to the backlog gepeuzeld.
With still 18 miles ahead, had to Frederik Frison at the front of the role to resolve and we were still only five escapees. Who were the last two rounds begin with a head start from 0:35 on the large group of Team Jumbo-Visma (with everything checked. At the cutting of the final lap reason, the five have only 10 seconds for the peloton, and with still 5 miles ahead, everything was to be repeated.
In the last straight line was Mike Teunissen than to get. No one had an appropriate response to this action, and he took it as just ahead of his teammate Dylan Groenewegen.
Teunissen is very satisfied after new victory: “beautiful results”
“It was certainly not the intention that I was going to win, but Dylan Groenewegen had a leegloper”, began Teunissen after his explanation. “Therefore that he may not be in my wheel. When I looked back I saw that I have a gap on the rest and because of this, I picked up two on two and the gc of course. Luckily Dylan is still beautiful second. I think this is a beautiful finishfoto is with just the two of us on the first row”.
Team Jumbo Visma impressed the entire four days of Dunkerque with 3 stage wins for Dylan Groenewegen and two stage victories and the overall classification for Mike Teunissen. “We may indeed certainly not complaining about the results that we achieved in this rittenkoersé”, laughed the winner. “We were here to come to the sprints for Dylan Groenewegen on point. Well, I should say that we here wonderful job. And that I still have two wins suit, was not really catered for.”
1. Mike Teunissen (Ned/Team Jumbo-Visma) 25u37:41
2. Amund Jansen (Nor) at 0:24
3. Jens Keukeleire 0:32
4. Anthony Turgis (Fra) 0:36
5. Tom Van Asbroeck 0:39
6. Aimé De Gendt 0:42
7. Anthony Delaplace (Fra) 0:45
8. Dimitri Claeys
9. Julien Antomarchi (Fra) 0:54
10. Frederik Backaert