Peter Sagan makes it two stage wins from three at BinckBank Tour

Peter Sagan Binckbank

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) won a gripping but messy sprint to take stage 3 of the BinckBank Tour after Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC) was caught inside the final 200 metres.

The World Champion delivered a powerful sprint to push his bike past the line just ahead of Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) and Rudy Barbier (AG2R).

Stefan Kung (BMC) remained at the top of the overall standings, while Sagan moves up to 3rd in the GC, and will wear the blue jersey of points leader on tomorrow’s stage.

“It wasn’t easy today. It was a reminder that we’re racing in Belgium because today was like riding a Spring Classic”, said Sagan. “It was crazy – all day on the front, the team trains were up there trying to pass each other and control the pace. In the end, it started to rain, and it was very dangerous, with a crash in the finale.”

“We’ll see whether I can take my 100th victory soon – first we have to survive until tomorrow. It’s good to be back near the top of the GC as well. If I take the GC again, it will be on a day where there are a lot of groups and gaps on the road – it’s all about taking the seconds. For that reason, we will have to take it day by day.”

BinckBank Tour 2017 – stage 3 results (Blankenberge – Ardooie):

1Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)


2Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo)


3Rudy Barbier (AG2R)


4Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNl-Jumbo)


5Loïc Vliegen (BMC)


6Magnus Cort (Orica-Scott)


7Jonas Rickaert (Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise)


8Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)


9Bert Van Lerberghe (Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise)


10Phil Bauhaus (Team Sunweb)



General classification after stage 3:

1Stefan Küng (BMC)


2Maciej Bodnar (Bora-hansgrohe)


3Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)


4Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)


5Lars Boom (LottoNl-Jumbo)


6Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors)


7Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)


8Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)


9Alexis Gougeard (AG2R)


10Jasha Sütterlin (Movistar)



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