Saturday , April 1 2023

Doubled for Sam Bennett, who wins the second leg of the Binckbank Tour


Doubtful for Sam Bennett, who wins the second leg of the Binckbank Tour – © DAVID STOCKMAN – BELGA

The day after his first leg victory on Monday in Hulst, the Irishman Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) also won the 2nd leg of the BinckBank Tour (WorldTour) played 169.1 km between Blankenberge and Ardooie on Tuesday. The Irish champion, who strengthens his green jersey lead, won the sprint ahead Jasper Philipsen (UAE Teams) and Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma).

Six riders traveled to the sky with Belgian side Thomas Sprengers (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) and Baptiste Planckaert (Wallonia-Brussels), French Damien Gaudin (Direct Energy), at Czecho Josef Cerny (CCC), Australian Robert Stannard (Mitchelton-Scott) and the Dutchman Jesper Asselman (Roompot-Charles).

The gap spaced will be approached 3 minutes to 100km from the finish. In the meantime, Maarten Wynants (Jumbo-Visma) was forced to retire after a fall and suffered from the shoulder.

The gap was dropped at the minute 30 km from goal. The peloton returned to the splash 4.9 km from the finish and the peloton appeared upon arrival. Bennett was again the fastest, consolidating his 1-place overall.

On Wednesday the 3rd stage takes place in Aalter on 166.9 km. A tribute to Bjorg Lambrecht, who died last week at the Tour de Pologne.

The 15th edition of this BinckBank Tour will end on Sunday in Grammont

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