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Sam Bennett claims third straight Binck Bank Tour stage win in photo finish

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Sam Bennett has won his third straight stage win at the Binck Bank Tour after a photofinish ahead of Dylan Groenewegen.

Bennett once again stayed at the wheel of Groenewegen and launched a sprint in the last metres to cross the line ahead of the Dutchman, a victory that had to be checked by photo finish.

“I wasn’t sure at all [of having won],” Bennett said. “I think somebody touched my bike in the last corner and so the gears where jumping like mad. I couldn’t throw the bike around; I had to keep it solid. The gears were slipping and so I couldn’t get power down.

“I got a run at the UAE rider and if it wasn’t for that, I don’t think I would have got it. I was really lucky today. But it was enough to get it, so I’m really happy.”

The Bora-hansgrohe rider sits top of the general classification, with Jasper Philipsen and Groenewegen both 20 seconds behind him.

Binck Bank Tour 2019 – stage 3 results (Aalter – Aalter):

1Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)

3:44:04

2Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma)

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3Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates)

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4Jurgen Roelandts (Movistar)

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5Florian Senechal (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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6Edward Teuns (Trek-Segafredo)

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7Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Gobert)

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8Jakub Mareczko (CCC)

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9Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ)

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10Amaury Capiot (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)

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Binck Bank Tour 2019 – general classification after stage 3:

1Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)

11:11:51

2Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates)

+20”

3Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma)

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4Lukasz Wisniowski (CCC)

+22”

5Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (CCC)

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6Harry Tanfield (Katusha-Alpecin)

+23”

7Josef Cerny (CCC)

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8Lars Bak (Dimension Data)

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9Edward Teuns (Trek-Segafredo)

+24”

10Robert Stannard (Mitchelton-Scott)

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