Deceuninck – Quick-Step in the mix again

Deceuninck – Quick-Step in the mix again

Tuesday 05 October 2021 - 18:33
Deceuninck – Quick-Step in the mix again

Deceuninck – Quick-Step in the mix again

Tuesday 05 October 2021 - 18:33

Our team was prominent at one of the final one-day races of the year.

The 33rd edition of Binche-Chimay-Binche got underway Tuesday under grey clouds, with early rain adding to the day’s difficulties. Deceuninck – Quick-Step – who made its final appearance of the season in Belgium – was in control of the race since the beginning, keeping the gap of the escapees at all times in check and even going on the offensive several times as our riders tried to fragment the field.

A strong forcing of Czech ITT Champion Josef Cerny did just that, leaving only 50-odd riders in the main group, but the action didn’t stop there, as more and more riders put in a couple of searing accelerations before the local circuit, the main result of these skirmishes being that the breakaway was brought back.

The Wolfpack took over the reins at the head of the peloton again in the closing kilometers, trying to set up Mark Cavendish for the slightly uphill finish in Binche, which was spiced up by some cobbles. But a late attack launched by Danny van Poppel (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert) in a tricky corner at 700 meters to go saw the Dutchman open a small gap which he then carried all the way to the line. Cavendish came home a few seconds behind the winner and finished the day as Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s best-placed rider, two days after taking the victory at the Münsterland Giro.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen / Getty Images

Race details

1 Danny van Poppel
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
4:44:45
2 Rasmus Tiller
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:03
3 Lionel Taminiaux
Alpecin-Fenix
0:05
4 Hugo Hofstetter
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:07
5 Stan Dewulf
AG2R Citroën Team
0:07
6 Christophe Noppe
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:07
7 Milan Menten
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
0:07
8 Daan Hoole
Trek - Segafredo
0:07
9 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:07
10 Andrea Pasqualon
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:07
15 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:07
17 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:13
39 Stan Van Tricht
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:41
53 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:12
DNF Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
-04:44:45
DNF Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
-04:44:45
DNF Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
-04:44:45

Top results

1 Danny van Poppel
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
4:44:45
2 Rasmus Tiller
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:03
3 Lionel Taminiaux
Alpecin-Fenix
0:05
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