In the prologue of the Tour de l'Ain he was the fastest. 22 yo, racing for Team LottoNL-Jumbo Mike Teunissen is an interesting young guy. He finished second in RideLondon last week and now, with a time of 4’31” he broke Wilco Kelderman’s mark set in 2011 and also got the Yellow Jersey. He means to keep it.
“I got it and nobody can take this from me now. My advantage was that I started as second-to-last. The other boys had already set good times, and so I knew what I had to do. I needed an average speed of more than 50 kilometres per hour, and that’s not easy on a course with two sections with tricky corners. But London went well, and I knew that my shape should still be there. After London, I made a mistake by going back to watch the final kilometres before I went to bed. That left me with the idea like I had ruined an opportunity, and that feeling kept me awake all night. This time, I think I’ll quickly fall asleep and that I’m going to have some sweet dreams. I want to get involved in the sprints during the stage, and take bonus seconds. In the bunch sprints, Nacer Bouhanni will certainly be a problem, but if I’m well-placed, I can do well. And we have some guys here who know what’s required in a sprint.”