Sam Bennett wins back-to-back stages at Binck Bank Tour


After winning the opening stage on Monday, Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) extended his Binck Bank Tour lead on Tuesday with another victory on stage 2.

Bennett was patient on the final straight as Jumbo-Visma misjudged the distance to the line, and Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) launched his move first.

The Irish champion used his slipsteam to easily soar past, even having time to glance over his shoulder at the Belgian before crossing the line.

“I can’t believe it. After 70k my legs weren’t that great, so I didn’t expect to get a result today,” Bennett said afterwards. “But the guys protected me so well all day. I was saving so much energy and the others were losing so much, that in the end I had enough legs to get a win. I’m delighted with that, I didn’t think I’d get a second win.”

Binck Bank Tour 2019 – stage 2 results (Blankenberge – Ardooie):

1Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)


2Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates)


3Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma)


4Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team Ineos)


5Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


6Amaury Capiot (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)


7Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Merida)


8Nikolas Maes (Lotto Soudal)


9Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ)


10Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Gobert)


Binck Bank Tour 2019 – general classification after stage 2:

1Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)


2Lukasz Wisniowski (CCC)


3Lars Bak (Dimension Data)


4Josef Cerny (CCC)


5Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates)


6Edward Teuns (Trek-Segafredo)


7Robert Stannard (Mitchelton-Scott)


8Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma)


9Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma)


10Thomas Sprengers (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)



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