E3 BinckBank Classic. Intense day on Belgian roads for Astana riders
With Magnus Cort finishing first in the sprint of the reduced bunch, he was the first Astana rider to finish at today’s E3 BinckBank Classic Harelbeke. He took the 20th place behind winner Zdenek Stybar, who finished 2’50” earlier in the streets of Harelbeke after a sprint between him and four other riders. Young Italian Davide Ballerini gained experience again on the Belgian roads but had to abandon the race due to back problems after a counter-attack in the final 55 kilometers of the race.