Ster ZLM Toer
The race first took place in 1987 under the name Driedaagse van Schijndel . After that, the race was briefly called Teleflex Tour , Ster der Beloften and Ster Elektrotoer , until the current name was introduced in 2011. Until 1995 the race was only open to amateurs.
Traditionally, the Netherlands is driven through once from north to south on alternating courses. Just as traditionally, the last two stages take place in the province of Limburg : Sittard-Geleen and Valkenburg , which is already legendary in cycling, are the stage locations. There are also regular (partial) stages through neighboring countries: in 2005, for example, through the district of Heinsberg , Germany , and in 2006 a trip to Belgium was part of the program.
The Elektrotoer competed for many years with the Ronde van Holland , which also crossed the Netherlands lengthways and ended with two stages in Limburg . The Ronde but went with the introduction of the UCI ProTour in the Eneco Tour on.
In April 2018, the organizers of the race, the Stichting Wielerbelang Schijnde , announced that the event would not take place for 2018. The reason is that some stage locations have jumped off.
Ster ZLM Toer - GP Jan van Heeswijk
- 2019 Mike Teunissen
- 2018 canceled
- 2017 José Gonçalves
- 2016 Sep Vanmarcke
- 2015 André Greipel
- 2014 Philippe Gilbert
- 2013 Lars Boom
- 2012 Mark Cavendish
- 2011 Philippe Gilbert
Ster of the Beloften
Driedaagse van Schijndel
- Official website (Dutch)
- Ster Elektrotoer wordt Ster ZLM Toer - GP Jan van Heeswijk. The ZLM Toer becomes GP Jan van Heeswijk. Stichting Wielerbelang Schijndel, March 10, 2011, accessed on June 17, 2012 (Dutch).
- memoire-du-cyclisme.net: Results of the Ster Elektrotoer accessed on June 17, 2008
- Ster ZLM Toer is canceled this year. In: radsport-news.com. April 10, 2018, accessed April 11, 2018 .