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Bennett wins opening stage of BinckBank Tour

Bennett wins opening stage of BinckBank Tour

12/08/2019 at 21:57Updated 13/08/2019 at 18:28

Ireland's Sam Bennett of BORA-Hansgrohe won the opening stage of the BinckBank Tour, between Beveren and Hulst.

The stage concluded with a bunch sprint in horrednous conditions, with Theuns leading the way, but he was caught by a great move around the outside by Bennett.

Earlier in the race, Baptiste Planckaert took first place twice at the Super 8 Checkpoint Sprints, claiming the beige leader's jersey in the Checkpoint classification; and in the Golden Kilometre Lukasz Wisniowski took two first places and one second place in the triple intermediate sprint.

Result BinckBank Tour 2019, Stage 1: Beveren to Hulst (167.2km)

1. Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe, in 3-37-15

2. Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo

3. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visa

4. Jasper Philipsen (Bel) UAE Team Emirates

5. Phil Bauhaaus (Ger) Bahrain-Merida

6. Timothy Dupont (Bel) Wanty-Gobert

7. Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma

8. Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team Ineos

9. Álvaro Hodeg (Col) Deceuninck – Quick-StepTop

10. Amaury Capiot (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise, all at same time

General classification after Stage 1

1. Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe, in 3-37-05

2. Lukasz Wiśniowski (Pol) CCC Team, at 2 seconds

3. Lars Bak (Den) Dimension Data, at 3s

4. Edward Teuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo, at 4s

5. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma, at 6s

6. Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles, at 7s

7. Jasper Philipsen (Bel) UAE Team Emirates, at 10s

8. Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain-Merida

9. Timothy Dupont (Bel) Wanty-Gobert

10. Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma, all at same time

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