Binck Bank Tour

Stage 5) Riemst - Venray

NL Netherlands, Friday 16 August 2019
191.4 km

Hodeg blasts to victory at the BinckBank Tour

Hodeg blasts to victory at the BinckBank Tour

Alvaro Hodeg became the first ever Colombian rider to notch up a win at the BinckBank Tour, emerging as the fastest in Venray after a perfect lead-out of Florian Sénéchal and Zdenek Stybar, who guided him through the peloton in the hectic finale of stage 5.

The longest day of the race was controlled by Deceuninck – Quick-Step as soon as the bunch exited the neutralised zone and a six-man breakaway formed on the flat roads that took the riders from Belgium to the Netherlands. Surprisingly, the sextet stayed at the front just 35 kilometers, before being pegged back by the group from where four riders quickly jumped and established a three-minute buffer.

Tim Declercq and Iljo Keisse continued to police the front of the peloton and cut back the deficit to the leaders, whose adventure came to an end inside five kilometers to go. Deceuninck – Quick-Step made themselves prominent under the flamme rouge, winding up the pace for Alvaro Hodeg, who was glued to their wheel. The young Colombian was dropped off in excellent position by 2013 BinckBank Tour overall winner Zdenek Stybar and kicked out within sight of the line, holding off Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) and scoring Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s 17th stage victory at the race.

“It was the sprinters’ last opportunity here and the guys did again an amazing job the entire day, just as on the previous stages. They protected me from start to finish and gave me a really superb lead-out going into the last corner, which I knew it was going to be decisive. All I had to do was to finish off their great work and bring another victory to the team. It feels nice to be the first Colombian to win at the BinckBank Tour and I am very happy with what we achieved”, said Alvaro after capturing his sixth victory of the season.

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:54:48
2 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
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3 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
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4 Timothy Dupont
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
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5 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
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6 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
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7 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
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8 Stan Dewulf
Lotto Soudal
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9 Boris Vallée
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
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10 Boy van Poppel
Roompot - Charles
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21 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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26 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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56 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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66 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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85 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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97 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
17:27:34
2 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
0:04
3 Laurens De Plus
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:14
4 Iván García Cortina
Bahrain Merida
0:36
5 Oliver Naesen
AG2R La Mondiale
0:39
6 Michael Valgren Andersen
Team Dimension Data
0:42
7 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:45
8 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
0:49
9 Simon Clarke
EF Education First
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10 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team Sunweb
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13 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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15 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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24 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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38 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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39 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:24
73 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:07
79 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
115 pt
2 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
73 pt
3 Jasper Philipsen
UAE-Team Emirates
66 pt
4 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
62 pt
5 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
58 pt
6 Timothy Dupont
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
57 pt
7 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Team INEOS
46 pt
8 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
39 pt
9 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
35 pt
10 Amaury Capiot
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
35 pt
17 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17 pt
1 Team Sunweb 52:24:36
2 Lotto Soudal 2:00
3 Team Jumbo-Visma 2:05
4 Deceuninck - Quick Step 2:22
5 AG2R La Mondiale 6:42
6 Astana Pro Team 6:52
7 Team Katusha Alpecin 9:33
8 Mitchelton-Scott 9:40
9 Groupama - FDJ 9:43
10 EF Education First 11:30

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