BinckBank Tour

Stage 5) Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve - Geraardsbergen

BE Belgium, Saturday 03 October 2020
185 km

Lampaert shows strong form on final BinckBank Tour day

Lampaert shows strong form on final BinckBank Tour day

On a tough day that took the peloton from Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and Geraardsbergen, over a 185km course featuring multiple ascents of the iconic Bosberg and Muur-Kapelmuur, 29-year-old Yves Lampaert was in the thick of the action for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, underlining his improving condition after the collarbone injury which forced him to sit out of competition for several weeks.

The race came to life quite early, with more than 50 kilometers to go, when a flurry of attacks on the punishing gradients of the Muur split the peloton. Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) went clear and opened a one-minute gap over the first chasing group. Lampaert was part of the second group, together with teammate Florian Sénéchal, and pulled hard so that he would limit the losses and at the same time prevent the dropped GC riders from coming back.

The first chasers came close to catching the Dutchman, but in the end, he prevailed for a slim margin and wrapped up the general classification. Yves, who dug deep on the final lap of the relentless circuit, coming home seventh and moving up several places in the overall standings, where he finished in fourth place – his best result at the BinckBank Tour.

“I can be happy with the stage I did today, because it was a hard race. I didn’t feel that good at the beginning of the day, but then, with each lap I felt better and better, and that helped me in the finale. I came here just to get back the feeling and have again the race rhythm, so doing a nice GC is something extra that gives me a lot of satisfaction and confidence ahead of the Classics”, explained Yves, one of the two Deceuninck – Quick-Step riders on the top 10 overall, alongside Florian Sénéchal, who ended up seventh.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen / Getty Images

Race details

1 Mathieu van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
4:07:39
2 Oliver Naesen
AG2R La Mondiale
0:04
3 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - McLaren
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4 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team Sunweb
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5 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:08
6 Dimitri Claeys
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:47
7 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:50
8 Iván García Cortina
Bahrain - McLaren
1:08
9 Jempy Drucker
BORA - hansgrohe
1:12
10 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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49 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:03
50 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:04
61 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:23
92 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:19
1 Mathieu van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
10:43:08
2 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team Sunweb
0:08
3 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:23
4 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:16
5 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
1:21
6 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - McLaren
1:42
7 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:45
8 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:49
9 Florian Vermeersch
Lotto Soudal
1:59
10 John Degenkolb
Lotto Soudal
2:02
23 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:55
24 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
44 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:43
76 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13:16
1 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
55 pt
2 Jasper Philipsen
UAE-Team Emirates
55 pt
3 Mathieu van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
41 pt
4 Danny van Poppel
Circus - Wanty Gobert
38 pt
5 Tim Merlier
Alpecin-Fenix
27 pt
6 Oliver Naesen
AG2R La Mondiale
25 pt
7 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22 pt
8 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - McLaren
22 pt
9 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team Sunweb
19 pt
10 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
17 pt
12 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15 pt
14 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13 pt
1 Alpecin-Fenix 32:14:44
2 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:15
3 AG2R La Mondiale 1:09
4 Lotto Soudal 1:31
5 Circus - Wanty Gobert 2:12
6 Groupama - FDJ 3:23
7 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 3:34
8 EF Pro Cycling 3:49
9 INEOS Grenadiers 4:15
10 UAE-Team Emirates 4:54

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