BinckBank Tour 2019: Bennett strikes again to extend lead

Sam Bennett made it two out of two on the slightly uphill arrival in Ardooie, Belgium. Obviously, the Irishman stays in the GC lead of the BinckBank Tour. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage BinckBank Tour 2019

1. Sam Bennett (irl)
2. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.
3. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) s.t.
4. Kristoffer Halvorsen (nor) s.t.
5. Álvaro Hodeg (col) s.t.
6. Amaury Capiot (bel) s.t.
7. Phil Bauhaus (ger) s.t.
8. Nikolas Maes (bel) s.t.
9. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.
10. Timothy Dupont (bel) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Sam Bennett (irl)
2. Lukasz Wisniowski (pol) + 0.12
3. Lars Bak (den) + 0.13
4. Josef Cerny (cze) s.t.
5. Jasper Philipsen (bel) + 0.14
6. Edward Theuns (bel) s.t.
7. Robert Stannard (nzl) s.t.
8. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) + 0.16
9. Mike Teunissen (nld) s.t.
10. Thomas Sprengers (bel) + 0.17

Race report
Jesper Asselman, Thomas Sprengers, Baptiste Planckaert, Josef Cerny, Robert Stannard and Damien Gaudin open up a gap to race to a lead of 3 minutes.

The attackers are brought back with 5 kilometres to go, while race leader Sam Bennet outguns Jasper Philipsen and Dylan Groenewegen in the ensuing bunch sprint.

Another interesting read: route 2nd stage 2019 BinckBank Tour.

BinckBank Tour 2019 stage 2: route, profile, more

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Sam Bennett

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