Eneco Tour

Bolsward
September 19
Geraardsbergen
September 25
Duration:
7 DAYS
Stages:
7
Total distance:
981.9 KMS
Eneco Tour

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Søren Kragh Andersen Roy Curvers Tom Dumoulin Chad Haga Georg Preidler Ramon Sinkeldam Albert Timmer

Starting Monday September 19th Team Giant-Alpecin takes part in the seven-day Eneco Tour race. The 12th edition features a diverse course including two time trials, three flat stages, and two top finishes which will be important for the general classification.

The race kicks off with a 184.7km stage in Bolsward, with the first chance for the time-trialists on stage two. This is followed by two road stages on days three and four. Stage five will be a challenging team time trial of 20.9km in the city of Sittard. The penultimate stage will see the peloton take on a hilly course from Riemst to Lanaken before the riders tackle the final stage with 21 categorized climbs.

Coach Morten Bennekou (DEN) confirmed the objectives for the Eneco Tour, saying: “We have two main goals for this race; to go for a stage victory with John in the sprints, and to focus on the general classification with Tom. There’s a strong field here again this season so we are expecting a challenging, but interesting race.

“In theory, stages one and four will be our best chances to focus on a fast finish with John, however we have to be vigilant for the crosswinds. John has been showing a really high level again after recovering from his injuries. Regarding the overall classification we believe Tom can target a top 10 finish, which will serve as a good preparation for the World Championships.”

Monday
September 19
Stage 1
184.7 kms
Start: Bolsward
Finish: Bolsward

Tuesday
September 20
Stage 2 (ITT)
9.6 kms
Start: Breda
Finish: Breda

Wednesday
September 21
Stage 3
182.3 kms
Start: Blankenberge
Finish: Ardooie

Thursday
September 22
Stage 4
201.4 kms
Start: Aalter
Finish: St-Pieters-Leeuw

Friday
September 23
Stage 5 (TTT)
20.9 kms
Start: Sittard-Geleen
Finish: Sittard-Geleen

Saturday
September 24
Stage 6
185.2 kms
Start: Riemst
Finish: Lanaken

Sunday
September 25
Stage 7
197.8 kms
Start: Bornem
Finish: Geraardsbergen