Wellens wins in Houffalize as Dumoulin takes BinckBank Tour lead

Tim Wellens stage 6 binck bank tour 2017

Lotto Soudal’s Tim Wellens served up a dose of déja vu on Saturday, taking a the victory on stage 6 of the BinckBank Tour ahead of Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb).

The Belgian, who won the corresponding stage in the Ardennes in 2014 and 2015 to take the race lead en route to overall victory, was strongest on a rainy day and outsprinted the Giro d’Italia winner in a two-up sprint.

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) suffered a puncture at a terrible moment and lost his second place in the general classification.

Dumoulin’s second spot was enough for him to take the race lead from Lars Boom (LottoNL-Jumbo) who finished in Sagan’s group, over a minute down on the leaders.


BinckBank 2017 – stage 6 results (Riemst – Houffalize):

1Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)


2Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)


3Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)


4Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)


5Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)


6Michael Valgren (Astana)


7Oliver Naesen (AG2R)


8Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin)


9Sep Vanmarcke (Cannondale-Drapac)


10Dion Smith (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)



General classification after stage 6:

1Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)


2Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)


3Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)


4Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)


5Michael Valgren (Astana)


6Oliver Naesen (AG2R)


7Sep Vanmarcke (Cannondale-Drapac)


8Jan Bakelants (AG2R)


9Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)


10Dion Smith (Wanty – Groupe Gobert)



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