BinckBank Tour. Stage 1. Race in Belgium and The Netherlands starts with wet bunch sprint
Stage 1 of the BinckBank Tour was decided in a bunch sprint on the wet roads of the city of Hulst, as the peloton spent most of the day in heavy rains after the start in Beveren. Sam Bennett took the stage win and the overall lead with his sprint after 167 kilometers of racing, while all Astana riders finished safely in the bunch. Davide Ballerini aimed for a sprint, but a puncture in the final 10 kilometers of the race ruined his chances for a good stage result.