Greipel: Successful Ster ZLM Toer

It was a successful Ster ZLM Toer for Lotto Soudal. André Greipel was the best in the second and third stage and he is the overall winner.

The German is first in the points classification as well and Lotto Soudal is number one in the team classification. Matt Brammeier won the final stage, he escaped in the last kilometres and was able to stay in front. Greipel finished on the second place, teammate Greg Henderson was third. In the general classification Greipel is sixteen seconds ahead of Yves Lampaert and Moreno Hofland. Jens Debusschere, fourth on La Gileppe yesterday, is seventh overall.

Bart Leysen, sports director Lotto Soudal: “We came to the Ster ZLM Toer to win a stage. The prologue was flat and ideal for sprinters. The team performed strongly there. That was already important for the victory of the team classification. Thanks to his good prologue André could put on the leader’s jersey after his stage win of Thursday. In that stage a reduced peloton sprinted for the victory, the day after it was a real bunch sprint. Greipel started a bit too soon and wasn’t at his best, but he could still beat Moreno Hofland. That’s strong.”

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