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Press Releases | 17.08.2019

Solid time trial at the BinckBank Tour, Sam Bennett to ride the last stage in red points jersey

On the penultimate stage of the BinckBank Tour, the riders tackled a flat and fast individual time trial course of 8.35 km around The Hague on the North Sea coast of the western Netherlands. Because of its short distance, it was not expected that it would produce any great time differences. In the early afternoon, Oscar Gatto was the first BORA - hansgrohe rider to take to the start, followed not long afterwards by Marcus Burghardt. The wearer of the red points jersey, Sam Bennett, and teammate Jempy Drucker took on the fight against the clock an hour later, with Jay McCarthy and Lukas Pöstlberger rolling off the start ramp as the final riders for the squad from Raubling. T. Bohli, who had covered the course in 9:40 minutes, set one of the earliest best times. At the end of the race, Sam stopped the clock with a time of 10:17 minutes, while Jempy bettered this time by 11 seconds. The fastest BORA - hansgrohe rider today was Lukas Pöstlberger, who covered the course in 9:51 minutes. With a time of 9:16, F. Ganna of Team INEOS won today’s penultimate stage. At the end of the day BORA - hansgrohe was not able to place any rider in the top-20, but Sam will head into the final stage of the race with the red points jersey on his shoulders. 

 

Results

01 F. Ganna           9:16

02 E. Affini               + 0:05

03 J. van Emden      + 0:08

42 L. Pöstlberger     + 0:35

69 J. McCarthy         + 0:46

80 J. Drucker            + 0:51

100 S. Bennett          +1:01

125 O. Gatto             +1:18

142 M. Burghardt      +1:40

 

From the finish line

“I was actually feeling good today, but the data on my powereter was not quite what I had expected. At the start, it was rather windy but I concentrated myself fully on the race and of course put in my best effort. We have had fantastic team spirit this week and we will go into tomorrow's race fully motivated.” - Lukas Pöstlberger 

 

We produced a solid performance, but we didn't have any time trial specialists here and so we couldn't expect a top result. Tomorrow we’ll try again with our Classics riders and hope to get a good result on the final stage of the race."- André Schulze, Sports Director

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