This week Lotto Soudal will participate in the Ster ZLM Toer. This five-day Dutch Europe Tour stage race starts on Wednesday with a prologue in Zeeland. Saturday there’s the traditional Belgian stage. The race ends on Sunday in Oss, In Noord-Brabant.
Ster ZLM Toer
Marcel Kittel (GER) returns to racing this week at the Ster ZLM Toer in his final preparation for the Tour de France. Following the same program as in 2013, Kittel comes into this race following a period of high-altitude training and will be looking to fine tune his form before the Tour which is just weeks away.
The Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM is determined to get in the mix for stage victories in the Ster ZLM Toer (18-22 June) every day of the Dutch race. Sports Director Michiel Elijzen packs a versatile group of riders at his disposal and is full of confidence.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the five days Ster ZLM Toer starts with a prologue of 8 kilometers in the streets of Goes. The third stage of this Dutch race from the Europe Tour takes place in Belgium. The start will be given in Verviers and the finish is in Jalhay. In this feisty stage Le Rosier and La Redoute are two of the hills that will be waiting for the riders. The day before they have to cover some famous Dutch hills like the Cauberg and Bemelerberg, these are all in the first half of the race.…
The BMC Racing Team will field a six-man roster for the Ster ZLM Toer in the Netherlands.
Erik Dekker is looking for two things in the Ster ZLM Toer. Not only is the Directeur Sportif looking for a top classification for the number two from last year, Lars Boom, but also success for Theo Bos in the sprint stages.