- It’s unbelievable that we made it with the breakaway, as the sprinter teams were aware that it’s not easy to catch the breakaway during this Binck Bank Tour. But all the riders in the break committed 100% and we worked very well together. We were able to save some energy until the final hour of the race, and during this hour we gave it all to stay clear from the peloton. I’m very happy with the victory, it’s a special way to win. – Magnus Cort.
The 204.4-kilometer-long stage from Sint-Pieters-Leeuw to Lanaken was expected to be another day for a bunch sprint, but for the third time this week the peloton let a breakaway go clear and were not able to catch them before the finish line. Magnus Cort took off with three other riders, creating a maximum advantage of 4 minutes. After riding in the front for 197 kilometers, they sprinted for the stage victory in the streets of Lanaken. Magnus Cort started his sprint while he was leading the group, after a long sprint he was the first rider to cross the finish line. Behind the break the peloton finished, there are no significant changes in the overall classification.
It was the final flat day, as the next two days of the Binck Bank Tour will be more challenging. Starting with the 182.2 kilometer from Riemst to Sittard-Geleen tomorrow.
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