Peter Sagan wins again at BinckBank Tour
Aug 09 2017 04:42 pm CET

Peter Sagan wins again at BinckBank Tour
Peter Sagan wins again at BinckBank Tour
Photo of Peter Sagan by the A.S.O.

Peter Sagan has won the third stage of the BinckBank Tour. The world champion was the fastest in reduced sprint in the Belgian town of Ardooie.

After two stages in the Netherlands, the circus moved to its southern neighbor with a 185km stage from Blankenberge to Ardooie. The stage was mostly flat, making it perfectly suitable for a mass sprint.

The rainy stage was dominated by a breakaway of about ten riders while all of the bigger names remained in the peloton. The gap created by those in front reached more than four minutes but the balance was restored with six kilometers to go as the pack prepared for a bunch sprint.

A crash involving several riders, including two of Cannondale-Drapac and one of Dimension Data, occurred at about one kilometer from the finish line. This caused a split in the pack and led to a reduced number of riders at the front to contest the final sprint.

Bora-hansgrohe's Sagan was there however and delivered a powerful sprint to push his bike past the line just ahead of Trek-Segafredo's Edward Theuns and AG2R La Mondiale rider Rudy Barbier.

While Sagan took his second win at the Dutch-Belgian race, Swiss time trialist Stefan Kung of BMC Racing Team remained at the top of the overall standings.




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