2019 Ster ZLM Toer
The 2019 Ster ZLM Toer was the 32nd edition of the Ster ZLM Toer (ZLM Tour) cycling stage race. It started on 19 June in Yerseke and ended on 23 June in Tilburg and was a part of the 2019 UCI Europe Tour as a 2.1-ranked event.
|2019 UCI Europe Tour|
|Distance||705.3 km (438.3 mi)|
|Winning time||16h 00' 47"|
The race was won by Mike Teunissen of Team Jumbo–Visma. Teammate Amund Grøndahl Jansen finished second, and Mads Würtz Schmidt of Katusha–Alpecin rounded out the podium. Dylan Groenewegen of Team Jumbo–Visma took the points classification, Rasmus Byriel Iversen of Lotto–Soudal took the young rider classification, and Team Jumbo–Visma took the teams classification.
Seventeen teams, which consisted of four UCI WorldTeams, six Professional Continental Teams, and seven UCI Continental Teams, competed in the race. Each team entered seven riders, except for Euskadi–Murias and Wanty–Gobert, who each entered six riders, and Team Differdange–Geba, who entered five riders. Of the 115 riders who started the race, only 101 riders finished the race.
UCI Professional Continental Teams
UCI Continental Teams
|P||19 June||Yerseke to Yerseke||6.8 km (4.2 mi)||Flat stage||Jos Van Emden (NED)|
|1||20 June||Bredene to Heinkenszand||197.9 km (123.0 mi)||Flat stage||Dylan Groenewegen (NED)|
|2||21 June||Etten-Leur to Buchten||168.1 km (104.5 mi)||Flat stage||Dylan Groenewegen (NED)|
|3||22 June||Buchten to Landgraaf||162.4 km (100.9 mi)||Hilly stage||Amund Grøndahl Jansen (NOR)|
|4||23 June||Eindhoven to Tilburg||170.1 km (105.7 mi)||Flat stage||Caleb Ewan (AUS)|
|Total||705.3 km (438.3 mi)|
The stage was shortened after the race jury decided to finish the race a lap early after the police raised concerns about the level of traffic on the finishing circuit.
Classification leadership tableEdit
In the 2019 ZLM Tour, three jerseys were awarded. The general classification was calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. Time bonuses were awarded to the first three finishers on all stages except for the individual time trial: the stage winner won a ten-second bonus, with six and four seconds for the second and third riders respectively. Bonus seconds were also awarded to the first three riders at intermediate sprints – three seconds for the winner of the sprint, two seconds for the rider in second and one second for the rider in third. The leader of the general classification received a yellow jersey. This classification was considered the most important of the 2019 ZLM Tour, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.
The second classification was the points classification. Riders were awarded points for finishing in the top ten in a stage. Unlike in the points classification in the Tour de France, the winners of all stages were awarded the same number of points. Points were also won in intermediate sprints; three points for crossing the sprint line first, two points for second place, and one for third. The leader of the points classification was awarded a blue jersey.
The third jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a white jersey. Only riders born after 1 January 1997 were eligible; the young rider best placed in the general classification was the leader of the young rider classification.
||Young rider classification
|P||Jos Van Emden||Jos Van Emden||not awarded||Rasmus Byriel Iversen||Team Jumbo–Visma|
|1||Dylan Groenewegen||Dylan Groenewegen|
|2||Dylan Groenewegen||Mike Teunissen|
|3||Amund Grøndahl Jansen|
|Final||Mike Teunissen||Dylan Groenewegen||Rasmus Byriel Iversen||Team Jumbo–Visma|
|Denotes the leader of the general classification|
|Denotes the leader of the points classification|
|Denotes the leader of the young rider classification|
|1||Mike Teunissen (NED)||Team Jumbo–Visma||16h 00' 47"|
|2||Amund Grøndahl Jansen (NOR)||Team Jumbo–Visma||+ 14"|
|3||Mads Würtz Schmidt (DEN)||Team Katusha–Alpecin||+ 16"|
|4||Jasper De Buyst (BEL)||Lotto–Soudal||+ 25"|
|5||Jan Bakelants (BEL)||Team Sunweb||+ 32"|
|6||Maurits Lammertink (NED)||Roompot–Charles||+ 39"|
|7||Jos Van Emden (NED)||Team Jumbo–Visma||+ 43"|
|8||Jelle Wallays (BEL)||Lotto–Soudal||+ 44"|
|9||Dylan Groenewegen (NED)||Team Jumbo–Visma||+ 46"|
|10||Alex Dowsett (GBR)||Team Katusha–Alpecin||+ 48"|
|1||Dylan Groenewegen (NED)||Team Jumbo–Visma||40|
|2||Caleb Ewan (AUS)||Lotto–Soudal||37|
|3||Mike Teunissen (NED)||Team Jumbo–Visma||25|
|4||Emīls Liepiņš (LAT)||Wallonie Bruxelles||22|
|5||Amund Grøndahl Jansen (NOR)||Team Jumbo–Visma||17|
|6||Jens Debusschere (BEL)||Team Katusha–Alpecin||16|
|7||Max Walscheid (GER)||Team Sunweb||15|
|8||Mads Würtz Schmidt (DEN)||Team Katusha–Alpecin||14|
|9||Boris Vallée (BEL)||Wanty–Gobert||12|
|10||Bas Van Der Kooij (NED)||Monkey Town Continental Team||10|
Young rider classificationEdit
|1||Rasmus Byriel Iversen (DEN)||Lotto–Soudal||16h 01' 57"|
|2||Aaron Van Poucke (BEL)||Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise||+ 9"|
|3||Lars van den Berg (NED)||Metec–TKH||+ 18"|
|4||Urko Berrade (ESP)||Euskadi–Murias||+ 29"|
|5||Dennis van der Horst (NED)||Metec–TKH||+ 5' 39"|
|6||Aaron Verwilst (BEL)||Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise||+ 5' 47"|
|7||Adne Koster (NED)||Alecto Cycling Team||+ 5' 49"|
|8||Florian Stork (GER)||Team Sunweb||+ 5' 54"|
|9||Wesley Mol (NED)||Team Differdange–Geba||+ 6' 26"|
|10||Kelland O'Brien (AUS)||Pro Racing Sunshine Coast||+ 7' 04"|
|1||Team Jumbo–Visma||48h 03' 29"|
|3||Team Katusha–Alpecin||+ 1' 02"|
|4||Team Sunweb||+ 1' 14"|
|5||Wallonie Bruxelles||+ 2' 03"|
|6||Wanty–Gobert||+ 2' 43"|
|7||Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise||+ 2' 48"|
|8||Burgos BH||+ 3' 30"|
|9||Roompot–Charles||+ 6' 52"|
|10||Monkey Town Continental Team||+ 7' 53"|
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