BinckBank Tour 2018 Stage 5: Cort Nielsen wins three-up sprint, Mohoric still leader

magnus cort nielsen 2018 - BinckBank Tour 2018 Stage 5: Cort Nielsen wins three-up sprint, Mohoric still leaderThe BinckBank Tour's 5th stage travels on flat to slightly rolling roads to a false flat arrival in Lanaken. A bunch sprint? No way. Magnus Cort Nielsen brings the break of the day home ahead of young Julius van den Berg and Alexis Gougeard. Matej Mohoric remains in the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage 2018 BinckBank Tour

1. Magnus Cort Nielsen (den)
2. Julius van den Berg (nld) s.t.
3. Alexis Gougerard (fra) s.t.
4. Jonas Rickaert (bel) + 0.29
5. Caleb Ewan (aus) + 0.33
6. Matteo Pelucchi (ita) s.t.
7. Florian Senechal (fra) s.t.
8. Tom Devriendt (bel) s.t.
9. Jens Debusschere (bel) s.t.
10. Matej Mohoric (slo) s.t.

GC after the 5th stage
1. Matej Mohoric (slo)
2. Sean De Bie (bel) + 0.03
3. Stefan Küng (swi) + 0.22
4. Maxime Vantomme (bel) + 0.28
5. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.31
6. Taco van der Hoorn (nld) + 0.32
7. Victor Campenaerts (bel) + 0.36
8. Søren Kragh Andersen (den) + 0.37
9. Maximilian Schachmann (ger) + 0.41
10. Alex Dowsett (gbr) s.t.

17. Dylan van Baarle (nld) + 0.52
18. Jasper Stuyven (bel) + 0.53
19. Niki Terpstra (nld) s.t.
20. Tim Wellens (bel) s.t.
22. Lars Boom (nld) + 0.56
24. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) + 0.58
30. Michael Valgren Andersen (den) + 1.04

Race report
Magnus Cort Nielsen, Julius van den Berg and Jonas Rickaert open up a gap before Alexis Gougeard rejoins them. The four race to a maximum lead of almost 5 minutes.

Rickaert punctures 6 kms before the line when the gap is still 1.30 and in the ensuing sprint Cort Nielsen powers to the win. Van den Berg, Dutch National Champion Under–23, finishes in second and Gougeard in third.

With the hills of Amstel Gold Race on tomorrow’s menu, Matej Mohoric is still the overall leader.

Read also: route 5th stage 2018 BinckBank Tour.

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Magnus Cort Nielsen


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