Teunissen: The Unexpected Jumbo-Visma Man In Yellow At The Tour De France

Mike Teunissen (Team Jumbo-Visma) wins stage 1 and takes the first yellow leader's jersey at the Tou

The Jumbo-Visma team had high hopes of getting the win in a bunch sprint at the end of the opening stage of the Tour de France in Brussels, Belgium. The yellow jersey would be the magnificent bonus that came with such a victory. Nobody expected that rider to be Mike Teunissen , who beat Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) in the stage 1 sprint after his go-to teammate Dylan Groenewegen crashed in the closing kilometres. Mike who? The 26-year-old from the Limburg region in the Netherlands is a Classics specialist with a good sprint, too. Just like Mathieu van der Poel, Wout van Aert, European champion Matteo Trentin and new Belgian champion Tim Merlier, Teunissen is a rider who raced all of cyclo-cross' youth categories, and he won the 2013 U23 cyclo-cross world title. In 2014, he won the U23 races of Paris-Roubaix and Paris-Tours. Last year, he was runner-up in Dwars ...

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