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Ster ZLM Tour

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25/06/2014

The Lotto-Belisol team performed great at the Ster ZLM Tour. Greg Henderson won stage 3, André Greipel the final stage. Tim Wellens finished the GC on place 2, 12 seconds behind Philippe Gilbert.

The Lotto-Belisol sprint train has proved once again to be in top shape for the tour de France. Greg Henderson usually is the leadout man for André Greipel, but now he was able to win a stage himself. Greipel finished on place 3.

Greg Henderson: "This victory was a really nice surprise. We were preparing the bunch sprint for André Greipel. With 800 meters to go there was a left corner. I went through first, André in about 4th place. I looked back and he told me to go full gas. I went and put my head down with 300 meters to go. I went as hard as I could, hoping they wouldn't catch me anymore, and I took the win. I've got a good condition at the moment. I'm happy when André wins, then I've done a good job as a lead-out. This stage win is a bonus for me. It was totally unexpected."

In the final stage, Greipel won himself. In a mass sprint he took his 11th victory of the season on his Ridley Noah FAST.

André Greipel: "The whole team did a great job controlling the race.  The Ster ZLM Toer was good to fine-tune for the Tour de France. Jürgen Roelandts wasn't here, but Jens Debusschere did really nice work. Next weekend, I hope to bacome German champion again so I can keep on riding the champion kit and bike! After this, I will fully concentrate myself on the Tour de France."

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