Hodeg blasts to victory in stage 5 of Binck Bank Tour

Alvaro Hodeg became the first ever Colombian rider to notch up a win at the Binck Bank Tour, emerging as the fastest in Venray in the hectic finale of stage 5.

Hodeg held off a late charge from Sam Bennett, who won the first three stages. Edward Theuns finished third, after Trek-Segafredo had led the sprint out into the finishing straight

“It was the sprinters’ last opportunity here and the guys did again an amazing job the entire day, just as on the previous stages”, said Hodeg.

“They protected me from start to finish and gave me a really superb lead-out, and all I had to do was finish off their great work and bring another victory to the team. It feels nice to be the first Colombian to win at the BinckBank Tour and I’m very happy with what we achieved”.

Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) maintains his overall advantage, with Sunweb’s Marc Hirschi four seconds behind. The race continues tomorrow with an individual time trial in the Dutch city Den Haag.

Binck Bank Tour 2019 – stage 5 results (Riemst – Venray):

1Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


2Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)


3Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo)


4Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Gobert)


5Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ)


6Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team Ineos)


7Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma)


8Stan Dewulf (Lotto Soudal)


9Boris Vallee (Wanty-Gobert)


10Boy van Poppel (Roompot-Charles)


Binck Bank Tour 2019 – general classification after stage 5:

1Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)


2Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb)


3Laurens De Plus (Jumbo-Visma)


4Ivan Garcia (Bahrain-Merida)


5Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale)


6Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma)


7Greg Van Avermaet (CCC)


8Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ)


9Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (Dimension Data)


10Dion Smith (Mitchelton-Scott)



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