The biggest challenge of our 2019 European racing block is underway, with Stage 1 of the ZLM Tour today in the Netherlands. The tour began with a prologue on 19 June (EU time), and continues today with the first of 4 road stages.
Several WorldTour teams consider the ZLM Tour as the ideal preparation for the flat Tour de France stages, and teams in the 2019 edition include Lotto-Soudal, Team Jumbo-Visma, Team Sunweb and Team Katusha-Alpecin.
Kell O’Brien is second placed in the Young Rider’s classification after the prologue, with just a half a second between him and the current leader.
The race will be live streamed daily via the ZLM Tour Facebook page.
Michael Freiberg, Leigh Howard, Sam Welsford, Cameron Scott, Kell O’Brien, Alistair Donohoe and Alex Porter.
Prologue Wednesday 19 June: Yerseke (6.8 km)
Stage 1 Thursday 20 June: Bredene – Heinkenszand (197.9 km)
Stage 2 Friday 21 June: Etten-Leur – Buchten (168.1 km)
Stage 3 Saturday 22 June: Buchten – Landgraaf (171.4 km)
Stage 4 Sunday 23 June: Eindhoven – Tilburg (170.1 km)