Van der Hoorn attacks late to win third Binck Bank Tour stage

Taco Van Der Hoorn wins stage 3 BInck Bank Tour

Taco van der Hoorn launched a late break to burst free of his fellow escapees and win Wednesday’s third stage of the Binck Bank Tour in Antwerp.

The Dutch rider hit the accelerator a kilometre from the end of the 174.9km ride from Aalter to distance Maxime Vantomme, Sean De Bie and Matej Mohoric.

Mohoric took over the leader’s jersey from Stefan Kung, who was the victor in Tuesday’s time trial.

“We had a very good group. Mohoric was fucking strong. We had a perfect plan. We went really easy all day, long turns – two minutes from everyone,” Van der Hoorn said.

“Then, with 70km to go, we started to go pretty fast. In the last hour and a half everyone was doing long turns, one minute, and we made it. We had a really good plan and everyone stuck to it, and we made it. It was amazing.”

The seven-day race, won last year by 2017 Giro d’Italia and world time trial champion Tom Dumoulin, concludes on Sunday.

Binck Bank Tour 2018 – stage 3 results (Aalter – Antwerpen):

1Taco van der Hoorn (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij)


2Maxime Vantomme (WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic)


3Sean De Bie (Veranda’s Willems Crelan)


4Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida)


5Jesper Asselman (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij)


6Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo)


7Rüdiger Selig (Bora-hansgrohe)


8Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Floors)


9Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb)


10Tom Van Asbroeck (EF Education First-Drapac)



General classification after stage 3:

1Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida)


2Sean De Bie (Veranda’s Willems Crelan)


3Stefan Küng (BMC)


4Maxime Vantomme (WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic)


5Taco van der Hoorn (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij)


6Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal)


7Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)


8Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb)


9Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors)


10Alex Dowsett (Katusha-Alpecin)



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