We are pleased to announce that all stage locations for the ZLM Tour 2021 have been announced. The first two stages on 9 and 10 June will be held in the Zeeland landscape as mentioned earlier. The caravan of the ZLM Tour then departs via Wielercafé de Cyklist in Eindhoven to Buchten. The Saturday stage is traditionally held in the hills of Limburg, with the start at the Shimano Experience Center in Valkenburg and a finish on the Cauberg. The final stage on Sunday 13 June starts with a round on the route of the Profronde in Made and ends on the wide new road in front of the town hall of Rucphen.
Wednesday 9 June: Sprint round Kapelle 100.9 km
Thursday June 10: Veere – Goes 195.4 km
Friday June 11: Eindhoven – Buchten 175.3 km
Saturday June 12: Valkenburg – Valkenburg 178.6 km
Sunday June 13: Made – Rucphen 159.3 km
“The ZLM Tour has been the ideal race for sprinter teams towards the Tour de France for years. It is wonderful that the ZLM Tour can be a guest in these places this year. The five stages offer many opportunities for the sprinters. Although of course you never know in advance exactly how the race will go and what the general classification will look like before the start of the last stage ”. According to race director and former top sprinter Jean-Paul van Poppel.
Hubèr Rentmeester of ZLM Insurance is also pleased with the stage locations for the ZLM Tour 2021. “As an insurance company, we focus on Zeeland and Brabant. That is why we are proud that a large part of the ZLM Tour route also runs through these provinces. Cycling is very much alive in the various municipalities and this is also reflected in the great interest in the ZLM Tour.
In addition, it has become known that MINI-Netherlands is the official mobility partner of the ZLM Tour 2021. “The MINI Countryman, the most adventurous MINI of the moment, offers a lot of space and comfort, so that the cooperation perfectly matches the adventurous character and the exciting course of the race.” Said Joost ter Meulen, Business Manager at MINI Netherlands.
The ZLM Tour is part of the UCI ProSeries in 2021 and is characterized as a sprinter race and provides a final preparation for the Tour de France. In order for the competition to continue, the COVID-19 measures must allow the public to be welcome – possibly under certain conditions.