BinckBank Tour 2019: Hodeg outguns Bennett, Wellens still leader

The BinckBank Tour serves its fourth and last sprint opportunity on the fifth day of action. Alvaro Hodeg outpowers Sam Bennett on the line, while Tim Wellens remains GC leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage 2019 BinckBank Tour
1. Alvaro Hodeg (col)
2. Sam Bennett (irl) s.t.
3. Edward Theuns (bel) s.t.
4. Timothy Dupont (bel) s.t.
5. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.
6. Kristoffer Halvorsen (nor) s.t.
7. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) s.t.
8. Stan Dewulf (bel) s.t.
9. Boris Vallée (bel) s.t.
10. Boy van Poppel (nld) s.t.

1. Tim Wellens (bel)
2. Marc Hirschi (swi) + 0.04
3. Laurens De Plus (bel) + 0.14
4. Iván Garcia (spa) + 0.36
5. Oliver Naesen (bel) + 0.39
6. Michael Valgren (den) + 0.42
7. Mike Teunissen (nld) + 0.45
8. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) + 0.49
9. Simon Clarke (aus) s.t.
10. Søren Kragh Andersen (den) s.t.

Race report
It takes almost 70 kilometres for Sütterlin, Stannard, Riesebeek and Smit to open up a proper gap. The four extend their lead to more than 2 minutes before the peloton takes them on a leash.

The break is reeled in inside the last 4 kilometres.

Hodeg powers to victory in the ensuing bunch sprint, denying Bennett a fourth sprint win in five days. Wellens remains leader.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage 2019 BinckBank Tour.

BinckBank Tour 2019 stage 5: route, profile, more

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