Filippo Ganna claims stage 6 time trial at Binck Bank Tour

Filippo Ganna (Team Ineos) was the fastest in the Binck Bank Tour’s 8.4km time trial around Den Haag, beating his compatriot Edoardo Affini (Mitchelton-Scott) by five seconds.

Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) was 20 seconds behind Ganna but despite finishing 10th, he was able to extend his lead over Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb) to eight seconds. Third on the podium before the final stage is Laurens de Plus (Jumbo-Visma).

“It was my first victory in the Italian national jersey and I was very happy with my performance and my time, too,” Ganna said. “I’m feeling better after a small crash two days ago and I feel better, luckily I didn’t do too much damage.

“I really wanted this win. It’s great it happened. I saved energy in the last few days and so was fresh today. The wind wasn’t too strong and so I was able to produce my best ride.”

The Binck Bank Tour finishes on Sunday with a 178.1km stage from Sint-Pieters-Leeuw to Geraardsbergen that takes on the iconic Muur van Geraardsbergen.

Binck Bank Tour 2019 – stage 6 results (Den Haag – Den Haag ITT):

1 Filippo Ganna (Team Ineos)

09:16

2 Edoardo Affini (Mitchelton-Scott)

+05”

3 Jos van Emden (Jumbo-Visma)

+08”

4 Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ)

+11”

5 Harry Tanfield (Katusha-Alpecin)

+15”

6 Bob Jungels (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

+16”

7 Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo)

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8 Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)

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9 Laurens De Plus (Jumbo-Visma)

+18”

10 Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)

+20”

Binck Bank Tour 2019 – general classification after stage 6:

1 Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)

17:37:10

2 Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb)

+08”

3 Laurens De Plus (Jumbo-Visma)

+12”

4 Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ)

+40”

5 Ivan Garcia (Bahrain-Merida)

+43”

6 Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma)

+45”

7 Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)

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8 Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo)

+49”

9 Michael Valgren (Dimension Data)

+53”

10 Greg Van Avermaet (CCC)

54”

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