In the Dutch town of Venray was Wednesday the 14th edition of the BinckBankTour (WT) is proposed. The provisional list of participants includes names such as Belgian champion Yves Lampaert and two-time eindlaureaat Tim Wellens. Also Niki Terpstra, Fabio Jakobsen, Dylan Groenewegen, Marcel Kittel and Michael Valgren Andersen are at the start expected. A pronounced favorite in the race, there is not. The organizers expect an open fight for the overall victory.
The BinckBank Tour is Monday, August 13, trigger shot in Heerenveen, the netherlands. In that first stage, it goes in a loop to Bolsward after 116,7 km three local rounds are finished, each 20,2 kilometers long. The day after the riders to Venray for a individual time-trial 12.7 km. The third stage is on Belgian soil driven. From Aalter to Eeklo, Zelzate, belgium, Lochristi, Lokeren, Temse, Willebroek, Mechelen to at Wilrijk, Antwerp. On the Deguinlei are two local laps of each for 12.8 miles to wait.
Blankenberge is the host city for the fourth stage of the BinckBank Tour. Of the riders that day in the province of West-Flanders. Passages in Jabbeke, Gistel, Ichtegem, Torhout and Koolskamp after 135,5 kilometers followed by the two local circuits of 15.4 kilometer. On Friday the Sint-Pieters-Leeuw to Lanaken in the second longest stage of this Belgian-Dutch stage race.
From Riemst is on the penultimate day, set course for the Dutch town of Sittard. The BinckBank Tour is traditionally closed in Geraardsbergen. The start of this last stage is given in the Lacs de l’eau D’heure. On the Ramparts are three local laps cut of each 25,6 kilometers with each of the ascent of the Wall and the Bosberg.
Last year went out of the race, the Dutchman Tom Dumoulin. He took it then with 17 seconds ahead of Tim Wellens and 46 seconds Jasper Stuyven.