Binck Bank Tour

Stage 2) Blankenberge - Ardooie

NL Netherlands, Tuesday 13 August 2019
169.1 km

Hodeg sprints to fifth at BinckBank Tour

Hodeg sprints to fifth at BinckBank Tour

A stage finish at the World Tour race for the first time in 2008, when Tom Boonen powered to victory, Ardooie returned on the route, and with it, the complicated and sinuous finish that on so many occasions derailed the sprint trains, favouring the late attackers.

This time around, the move came earlier and belonged to 2013 GC winner Zdenek Stybar, who escaped the peloton’s clutches with nine kilometers to go and tried to join the long-day breakaway, but he was brought back a couple of minutes later. Inside the final kilometer of stage 2, Alvaro Hodeg surfed his way through the field and found himself fourth wheel some 300 meters from the finish, but just as he opened the sprint, he was boxed in and lost a beat, coming over the line fifth as Sam Bennett (Bora-hasngrohe) took the win.

Another flat stage, featuring several cobbled segments, will await the riders on Wednesday at the BinckBank Tour, which travels to the small town of Aalter, where despite the difficulties on the course, the sprinters should be again in the spotlight.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
3:45:20
2 Jasper Philipsen
UAE-Team Emirates
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3 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
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4 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
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5 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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6 Amaury Capiot
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
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7 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain Merida
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8 Nikolas Maes
Lotto Soudal
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9 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
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10 Timothy Dupont
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
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28 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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29 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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34 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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54 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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78 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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114 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
7:27:57
2 Łukasz Wiśniowski
CCC Team
0:12
3 Lars Ytting Bak
Team Dimension Data
0:13
4 Josef Černý
CCC Team
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5 Jasper Philipsen
UAE-Team Emirates
0:14
6 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
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7 Robert Stannard
Mitchelton-Scott
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8 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:16
9 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
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10 Thomas Sprengers
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:17
14 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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28 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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31 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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68 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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86 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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118 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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130 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
60 pt
2 Jasper Philipsen
UAE-Team Emirates
44 pt
3 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
35 pt
4 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
31 pt
5 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain Merida
30 pt
6 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
28 pt
7 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
25 pt
8 Amaury Capiot
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
25 pt
9 Timothy Dupont
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
25 pt
10 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
22 pt
1 Deceuninck - Quick Step 22:24:51
2 Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise ,,
3 Lotto Soudal ,,
4 UAE-Team Emirates ,,
5 Team Jumbo-Visma ,,
6 Team Dimension Data ,,
7 Trek - Segafredo ,,
8 CCC Team ,,
9 BORA - hansgrohe ,,
10 Team Sunweb ,,

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