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Movistar Team away from trouble at BinckBank Tour opener

12 August 2019
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BinckBank Tour (st. 1)

Bennett (BOH) wins first sprint after rain, cobblestones and crashes reduce the bunch; Blues safe despite some incidents. Rouleurs to stay at the front until Thursday’s hills.

Irishman Sam Bennett (BOH) is the first leader of the 2019 BinckBank Tour after a rainy 167km opener, from Beveren to Hulst, held in both nations (Belgium and the Netherlands) where this exciting WorldTour race for classics riders takes place.

The Movistar Team, down to six riders during this opener due to a DNF by Winner Anacona, had three of its members –Jürgen Roelandts, Jasha Sütterlin and Carlos Verona– inside the leading split after a crash into a cobblestone sector, around 60km from the end, broke the bunch into two. The trio was soon joined, with no major incident, by Héctor Carretero, Lluís Mas and Jaime Castrillo.

Lluís Mas gets support from team mechanic Fermín Gómez to fix a rear wheel mechanical during stage one. (c) Dion Kerckhoffs / BettiniPhoto

Roelandts, Mas and Sütterlin finished inside a selected bunch, which will continue to battle out between the road furniture, endless turns and nervous sections coming up through Thursday, when the first hills will loom around Houffalize. On to stage two on Tuesday! (Blankenberge – Ardooie, 169km).

Cover picture (c): BettiniPhoto

Male Team 12 - 18 Aug

BinckBank Tour BEL/NED

(1st Stage) Beveren - Hulst (167.2 km)
  1. 01 Sam Bennett Bora-Hansgrohe 3h37'15"
  2. 02 Edward Theuns Trek-Segafredo "
  3. 03 Mike Teunissen Jumbo - Visma "
  4. 34 Jürgen Roelandts Movistar Team "
  5. 54 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar Team "
  6. 77 Lluís Mas Movistar Team "
  7. 144 Carlos Verona Movistar Team +1'57"
  8. 150 Héctor Carretero Movistar Team +2'33"
  9. 151 Jaime Castrillo Movistar Team "
  10. —  Winner Anacona Movistar Team DNF
See prov general ranking
  1. 01 Sam Bennett Bora-Hansgrohe 3h37'05"
  2. 02 Lukasz Wisniowski CCC Team +2"
  3. 03 Lars Bak Dimension Data +3"
  4. 36 Jürgen Roelandts Movistar Team "
  5. 55 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar Team "
  6. 77 Lluís Mas Movistar Team "
  7. 144 Carlos Verona Movistar Team +2'07"
  8. 150 Héctor Carretero Movistar Team +2'43"
  9. 151 Jaime Castrillo Movistar Team "
See stage ranking