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Binck Bank Tour (2): Dupont again in the top 10 in Ardooie

Binck Bank Tour (2): Dupont again in the top 10 in Ardooie

The second stage in the Binck Bank Tour (2.UWT, 12-18/08) offered the expected development. Six riders formed a breakaway 7 kilometers after the start in seaside town Blankenberge, but the peloton never gave the leaders more than 3 minutes advantage. Timothy Dupont, motivated thanks to a passage in his home town Gistel, positioned himself in the front of the peloton on the local laps in Ardooie. The peloton controlled the escapees well, with the bunch sprint smiling again to Sam Bennett. Timothy Dupont finishes again in the top 10, before a third flat stage of 166.9 kilometer around Aalter this Wednesday.

Timothy Dupont:

«  I had again a good feeling, but I'm rather disappointed about my sprint and my result. We were ready to go to the front collectively, but because of the dangerous finish and chaotic final, we never reached the first positions. I'll try again this Wednesday in Aalter, hoping for a less nervous sprint. »

Stage 2:

1. Sam Bennett
2. Jasper Philipsen
3. Dylan Groenewegen
10. Timothy Dupont
25. Boris Vallée
59. Pieter Vanspeybrouck
63. Wesley Kreder
71. Xandro Meurisse
82. Aimé De Gendt
137. Tom Devriendt

Provisional general classification:

1. Sam Bennett
2. Lukasz Wisniowski +0:12
3. Lars Ytting Bak +0:13
16. Timothy Dupont +0:20
35. Boris Vallée
69. Pieter Vanspeybrouck
71. Wesley Kreder
81. Aimé De Gendt
85. Xandro Meurisse
134. Tom Devriendt +2:17