Magnus Cort Nielsen does after a ride in the Tour de France now also a stage in the BinckBank Tour on his palmares credited. The big Dane of Astana was the strongest of a breakaway of four out of the clutches of the peloton remained between Sint-Pieters-Leeuw and Lanaken. The young Belgian Jonas Rickaert seemed on the way to the leader’s jersey, but had a puncture five kilometres from the finish line and collided then on the team of team Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise.
On day five of the BinckBank Tour went to the peloton for the first time about 200 kilometres. 204,4 km to be exact, there were between Sint-Pieters-Leeuw and Lanaken. The Frenchman Alexis Gougeard (AG2R), the Dane Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana), Dutchman Julius van den Berg (SEG) and our fellow countryman, Jonas Rickaert (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) were in the breakaway of the day. More than four-minute bonus were the four leaders never, but the peloton – where the partnership spoke ran – verkeek yet the strong bears in the front.
In the twisty final paralytic front of no one more way. Jonas Rickaert was the pechvogel of the day. The 24-year-old Belgian seemed on the way to the leader’s jersey, but had a puncture five kilometres from the finish line and collided then on the team of team Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise. Thus, it remains in the leader’s jersey in the hands of the Slovenian Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida).
The sprint three was an ideal fit for the hand of Magnus Cort Nielsen. The big Dane won earlier this year, a stage in the Tour of Oman, the Tour of Yorkshire and especially in the Tour de France (from Milau to Carcassonne) and sprinted in Lanaken from the head down to the victory.
Saturday awaits the riders on stage by the Belgian and Dutch Limburg. After the start in Riemst must 182,2 km to finish in Sittard-Geleen. The Binckbank Tour ends Sunday with a ride through the Flemish Ardennes.
1. Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana)
2. Julius van den Berg (EF Education First)
3. Alexis Gougeard (AG2R La Mondiale)
4. Jonas Rickaert (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) +29”
5. Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) +33”
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