BinckBank Tour 2017: Favourites

BinckBank Tour 2017: Favourites

Greg Van Avermaet - BinckBank Tour 2017: FavouritesThe BinckBank Tour is the Eneco Tour with a new name. Former winners Tim Wellens and Lars Boom will try to dethrone Niki Terpstra. So do Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet, Tom Dumoulin and a bunch of other riders. Check out the favourites to win the 2017 BinckBank Tour. (Slideshow route/profile)

[Article was written before the start of the BinckBank Tour and has not been updated.]

The route of the BinckBank Tour suits the Classics men – Van Avermaet, Sagan, Vanmarcke. Yet, they never succeeded in winning the race. The route takes in one individual time trial, three more or less flat stages, while the last three courses are hilly. In fact, you could argue the 5th stage is a BinckBank version of the Amstel Gold Race, the 6th stage is similar to Liège-Bastogne-Liège, while the last stage bears resemblance to the Tour of Flanders.

As the race takes in an ITT also – albeit a short one -, you have to a Classics type of rider with a decent chrono race if you want to win the BinckBank Tour. A kind of a jack-of-all-trades in the positive sense of the saying. Yet, the Ardennes stage is particularly grim, so that one could be the place where a lot of riders will meet their Waterloo.

Favourites 2017 BinckBank Tour

*** Tom Dumoulin, Tim Wellens, Tony Gallopin, Greg Van Avermaet
** Peter Sagan, Jan Bakelants, Tiesj Benoot, Philippe Gilbert
* Niki Terpstra, Oliver Naesen, Lars Boom, Sep Vanmarcke, Stefan Küng

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