BinckBank Tour 2017: Sagan sprints to second win, Küng still leader

peter sagan 2017 - BinckBank Tour 2017: Sagan sprints to second winAt 185 kilometres, stage 3 in the BinckBank Tour runs from Blankenberge to Ardooie. The race is played out on the flat, which leads to an expected bunch sprint. Peter Sagan outpowers Theuns and Barbier to take his second win in the BinckBank Tour, while Stefan Küng retains in the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage 2017 BinckBank Tour

1. Peter Sagan (svk)
2. Edward Theuns (bel) s.t.
3. Rudy Barbier (fra) s.t.
4. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) s.t.
5. Loïc Vliegen (bel) s.t.
6. Magnus Cort Nielsen (den) s.t.
7. Jonas Rickaert (bel) s.t.
8. Simone Consonni (ita) s.t.
9. Bert Van Lerberghe (bel) s.t.
10. Phil Bauhaus (ger) s.t.

GC after the 3rd stage
1. Stefan Küng (swi)
2. Maciej Bodnar (pol) + 0.04
3. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 0.05
4. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
5. Søren Kragh Andersen (den) + 0.08
6. Lars Boom (nld) + 0.10
7. Yves Lampaert (bel) + 0.12
8. Matthias Brändle (aut) + 0.14
9. Miles Scotson (aus) + 0.15
10. Tim Wellens (bel) + 0.17

18. Niki Terpstra (nld) + 0.25
21. Philippe Gilbert (bel) + 0.26
27. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) + 0.28

Race report
Once the flag is dropped Frederik Backaert, Kristijan Koren, Piet Allegaert, Elmar Reinders and Sander Cordeel break clear to race to a lead of more than 3 minutes. With 6 kms remaining they are reeled in.

In the ensuing sprint Peter Sagan is in a class of his own.

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