Benelux Tour

Stage 2) Lelystad - Lelystad

NL Netherlands Tuesday 31 August 2021 11.1 km

Asgreen climbs the standings at the Benelux Tour

Asgreen climbs the standings at the Benelux Tour

Kasper Asgreen finished fourth in the Benelux Tour individual time trial, ran over an 11.1km flat course starting and finishing in Lelystad. A solid ride and a time of 12:29 at the finish netted the seventh top 10 of the season in a race against the clock for the powerful Dane, who enjoyed a surge up the rankings, where he now sits in second place.

“Things went as expected today. I had decent legs out there, didn’t feel bad, but also not exceptional. I moved up a couple of positions in the general classification and put some time into some of the other guys, which is good considering the stages we’ll have in the weekend. I look forward to what’s next here at the Benelux Tour”, Kasper said after his effort.

Winner of two individual time trials this season, at the Belgium Tour and Danmark Rundt, Remco Evenepoel was one of the pre-race favourites, but his hopes of getting a good result Tuesday afternoon vanished due to stomach problems which saw him finish 39 seconds behind the winner despite his best efforts to limit the losses.

“I woke up today with stomach problems and couldn’t eat anything until one hour before the time trial, so I didn’t have an optimal preparation. The first three kilometers were ok, but then the legs just ran out as I didn’t take enough energy during the day. Now we will take it day by day and see how I feel together with the team doctor and how my condition will be”, an upbeat Remco explained after the stage.

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski / Getty Images

Race details

1 Stefan Bissegger
EF Education - Nippo
12:08
2 Edoardo Affini
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:15
3 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:20
4 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:21
5 Max Walscheid
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:22
6 Tom Dumoulin
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:23
7 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team DSM
0:24
8 Victor Campenaerts
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:26
9 Christophe Laporte
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:29
10 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
0:31
18 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:39
56 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:02
74 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:14
76 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:14
98 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:23
100 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:25
1 Stefan Bissegger
EF Education - Nippo
3:44:28
2 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:19
3 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:20
4 Max Walscheid
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:22
5 Victor Campenaerts
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:26
6 Christophe Laporte
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:29
7 Matej Mohorič
Bahrain - Victorious
0:36
8 Luke Durbridge
Team BikeExchange
0:39
9 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - Victorious
0:42
10 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
0:46
29 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:21
32 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:23
37 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:36
63 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:11
121 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:49
125 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:01
1 Stefan Bissegger
EF Education - Nippo
30 pt
2 Tim Merlier
Alpecin-Fenix
30 pt
3 Max Walscheid
Team Qhubeka NextHash
30 pt
4 Edoardo Affini
Team Jumbo-Visma
25 pt
5 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
25 pt
6 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
22 pt
7 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22 pt
8 Christophe Laporte
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
21 pt
9 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19 pt
10 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
19 pt
1 Team Qhubeka NextHash 11:15:18
2 Team DSM 0:05
3 Bahrain - Victorious 0:08
4 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:08
5 EF Education - Nippo 0:30
6 Trek - Segafredo 0:49
7 Team Jumbo-Visma 1:10
8 Lotto Soudal 1:13
9 BORA - hansgrohe 1:31
10 Alpecin-Fenix 1:38

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