BinckBank Tour: Mathieu van der Poel takes final stage and overall with 50km solo attack

Overnight GC leader Mads Pedersen tumbles off final podium, with Stefan Küng and Søren Kragh Andersen securing second and third overall.

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Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) stormed to victory on the final stage of the BinckBank Tour on Saturday, ripping the GC victory from Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) with an unstoppable solo move 50km from the finish.

The Dutch supremo had started the stage 17 seconds down on race-leader Pedersen, and in true Van der Poel style, took the race into his own hands with a move over the iconic cobbled climb of the Muur van Geraardsbergen. The 25-year-old bridged across from the peloton to the escape group before attacking out of the escapees, riding Florian Senechal (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) off his wheel on the steep slopes of the Muur and riding solo to the line.

“Suddenly I was alone,” he said of his unplanned move. “For a moment I hesitated because it was still far to the finish, but in the end, I played all or nothing.”

Van der Poel’s winning move had started around 70km from the finish of the classics-style stage into Geraardsbergen, which featured a closing circuit that took in both the Muur and Bosberg climbs that feature in the Tour of Flanders. The Alpecin-Fenix rider first used the Muur to launch clear of the peloton with nearly two hours of racing remaining. 20km later, having gone across to a lead group of eight with two other riders on his wheel, he attacked on the cobbled climb a second time to blow away his fellow escapees and romp to victory.

Behind him, a number of GC rivals including Pedersen, Stefan Küng (AG2R La Mondiale) and Søren Kragh Andersen (Sunweb) launched attacks in the final 30km as van der Poel’s 60-second gap was looking likely to snatch the race from them.

Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale) and Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain McLaren) went clear in the final 15km of the race in a late bid to catch van der Poel, but the Dutchman was able to hold them off, winning the stage by just three seconds over Naesen.

Küng and Kragh Andersen finished fourth and fifth on the stage to take second and third in the overall, bumping Pedersen off the podium altogether.

“It is incredible that I won the BinckBank Tour”, Van der Poel said. “I had started for the win, but after yesterday’s time trial I didn’t expect that anymore.”

Van der Poel had used the five-stage race as a final tune-up ahead of his classics campaign. With the cobbles of Flanders and Roubaix only a few weeks away, his rivals have been suitably warned.

BinckBank Tour Stage 5 Results

1VAN DER POEL MathieuAlpecin-Fenix4:07:39
2NAESEN OliverAG2R La Mondiale0:04
3COLBRELLI SonnyBahrain - McLaren0:04
4KRAGH ANDERSEN SørenTeam Sunweb0:04
5KÜNG StefanGroupama - FDJ0:08
6CLAEYS DimitriCofidis0:47
7LAMPAERT YvesDeceuninck - Quick Step0:50
8GARCÍA CORTINA IvánBahrain - McLaren1:08
9DRUCKER JempyBORA - hansgrohe1:12
10SÉNÉCHAL FlorianDeceuninck - Quick Step1:12
11PASQUALON AndreaCircus - Wanty Gobert1:12
12SMITH DionMitchelton-Scott1:14
13CAPIOT AmaurySport Vlaanderen - Baloise1:14
14DEGENKOLB JohnLotto Soudal1:14
15TEUNISSEN MikeTeam Jumbo-Visma1:17
16VERMEERSCH GianniAlpecin-Fenix1:17
17MEURISSE XandroCircus - Wanty Gobert1:17
18PEDERSEN MadsTrek - Segafredo1:21
19COVI AlessandroUAE Team Emirates1:21
20DOULL OwainINEOS Grenadiers1:25
21VERMEERSCH FlorianLotto Soudal1:25
22NAESEN LawrenceAG2R La Mondiale1:25
23POLITT NilsIsrael Start-Up Nation1:28
24ROBEET LudovicBingoal - Wallonie Bruxelles1:28
25SÜTTERLIN JashaTeam Sunweb1:28
26BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe1:34
27VAN HOOYDONCK NathanCCC Team1:44
28GOGL MichaelNTT Pro Cycling1:48
29RICKAERT JonasAlpecin-Fenix1:49
30LAPORTE ChristopheCofidis1:49
31TERPSTRA NikiTeam Total Direct Energie1:49
32JACOBS JohanMovistar Team1:49
33VAN HOECKE GijsCCC Team1:49
34BEULLENS CedricSport Vlaanderen - Baloise1:53
35ROOSEN TimoTeam Jumbo-Visma1:53
36HOLLMANN JuriMovistar Team1:53
37VERMOTE JulienCofidis1:53
38DILLIER SilvanAG2R La Mondiale1:53
39WALSCHEID MaxNTT Pro Cycling1:53
40PHILIPSEN JasperUAE Team Emirates1:53
41SCOTSON CallumMitchelton-Scott1:53
42RIABUSHENKO AlexandrUAE Team Emirates1:53
43VAN POPPEL DannyCircus - Wanty Gobert1:53
44MAES NikolasLotto Soudal1:53
45LEYSEN SenneAlpecin-Fenix1:53
46BOASSON HAGEN EdvaldNTT Pro Cycling1:53
47BISSEGGER StefanEF Pro Cycling1:53
48RIVERA Brandon SmithINEOS Grenadiers2:00
49VAN LERBERGHE BertDeceuninck - Quick Step2:03
50ŠTYBAR ZdeněkDeceuninck - Quick Step2:04
51MERLIER TimAlpecin-Fenix2:04
52JANSE VAN RENSBURG ReinardtNTT Pro Cycling2:05
53VAN GESTEL DriesTeam Total Direct Energie2:07
54GENIETS KevinGroupama - FDJ2:13
55LIENHARD FabianGroupama - FDJ2:13
56VANMARCKE SepEF Pro Cycling2:18
57DE GENDT AiméCircus - Wanty Gobert2:22
58ALLEGAERT PietCofidis2:22
59RODRÍGUEZ CarlosINEOS Grenadiers2:32
60LANGEVELD SebastianEF Pro Cycling2:40
61STEIMLE JannikDeceuninck - Quick Step3:23
62DURBRIDGE LukeMitchelton-Scott5:29
63KNEES ChristianINEOS Grenadiers5:29
64CARDIS RomainTeam Total Direct Energie5:29
65LIGTHART PimTeam Total Direct Energie5:29
66LEMOINE CyrilCofidis5:29
67VAN GOETHEM BrianLotto Soudal5:38
68VANDENBERGH StijnAG2R La Mondiale8:33
69BYSTRØM Sven ErikUAE Team Emirates8:43
70VAN DER HOORN TacoTeam Jumbo-Visma8:43
71LUDVIGSSON TobiasGroupama - FDJ8:50
72RIESEBEEK OscarAlpecin-Fenix8:50
73DE BONDT DriesAlpecin-Fenix9:01
74EEKHOFF NilsTeam Sunweb11:12
75EENKHOORN PascalTeam Jumbo-Visma11:12
76LINDEMAN Bert-JanTeam Jumbo-Visma11:12
77WYNANTS MaartenTeam Jumbo-Visma11:12
78DUVAL JulienAG2R La Mondiale11:12
79OLIVEIRA RuiUAE Team Emirates11:12
80TILLER RasmusNTT Pro Cycling11:12
81PETIT AdrienTeam Total Direct Energie11:16
82RUTSCH JonasEF Pro Cycling11:16
83BOIVIN GuillaumeIsrael Start-Up Nation11:16
84WIRTGEN TomBingoal - Wallonie Bruxelles11:16
85KOCH JonasCCC Team11:16
86VAN ROOY KennethSport Vlaanderen - Baloise11:16
87VAN DEN BERG JuliusEF Pro Cycling11:16
88BASSO LeonardoINEOS Grenadiers11:19
89KONYCHEV AlexanderMitchelton-Scott12:05
90THIJSSEN GerbenLotto Soudal12:05
91STANNARD RobertMitchelton-Scott12:05
92ARCHBOLD ShaneDeceuninck - Quick Step12:19
93MULLEN RyanTrek - Segafredo12:23
94KIRSCH AlexTrek - Segafredo12:23
1VAN DER POEL MathieuAlpecin-Fenix 10:43:08
2KRAGH ANDERSEN SørenTeam Sunweb0:08
3KÜNG StefanGroupama - FDJ0:23
4LAMPAERT YvesDeceuninck - Quick Step1:16
5PEDERSEN MadsTrek - Segafredo1:21
6COLBRELLI SonnyBahrain - McLaren1:42
7SÉNÉCHAL FlorianDeceuninck - Quick Step1:45
8TEUNISSEN MikeTeam Jumbo-Visma1:49
9VERMEERSCH FlorianLotto Soudal1:59
10DEGENKOLB JohnLotto Soudal2:02
11DRUCKER JempyBORA - hansgrohe2:06
12BISSEGGER StefanEF Pro Cycling2:09
13PHILIPSEN JasperUAE Team Emirates2:14
14DOULL OwainINEOS Grenadiers2:15
15PASQUALON AndreaCircus - Wanty Gobert2:16
16WALSCHEID MaxNTT Pro Cycling2:23
17NAESEN LawrenceAG2R La Mondiale2:25
18VERMEERSCH GianniAlpecin-Fenix2:30
19POLITT NilsIsrael Start-Up Nation2:36
20RICKAERT JonasAlpecin-Fenix2:37
21SÜTTERLIN JashaTeam Sunweb2:42
22JACOBS JohanMovistar Team2:43
23ŠTYBAR ZdeněkDeceuninck - Quick Step2:55
24VAN LERBERGHE BertDeceuninck - Quick Step2:55
25GARCÍA CORTINA IvánBahrain - McLaren2:57
26DILLIER SilvanAG2R La Mondiale2:58
27MERLIER TimAlpecin-Fenix3:02
28CAPIOT AmaurySport Vlaanderen - Baloise3:05
29MAES NikolasLotto Soudal3:15
30VAN POPPEL DannyCircus - Wanty Gobert3:17
31LAPORTE ChristopheCofidis3:28
32VANMARCKE SepEF Pro Cycling3:29
33BEULLENS CedricSport Vlaanderen - Baloise3:33
34TERPSTRA NikiTeam Total Direct Energie3:33
35HOLLMANN JuriMovistar Team3:37
36JANSE VAN RENSBURG ReinardtNTT Pro Cycling3:39
37GENIETS KevinGroupama - FDJ3:49
38VAN HOECKE GijsCCC Team3:54
39LEYSEN SenneAlpecin-Fenix3:57
40RIABUSHENKO AlexandrUAE Team Emirates4:11
41LANGEVELD SebastianEF Pro Cycling4:13
42CLAEYS DimitriCofidis4:21
43ALLEGAERT PietCofidis4:39
44STEIMLE JannikDeceuninck - Quick Step4:43
45VAN GESTEL DriesTeam Total Direct Energie5:05
46BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe5:19
47MEURISSE XandroCircus - Wanty Gobert5:55
48LEMOINE CyrilCofidis6:18
49CARDIS RomainTeam Total Direct Energie6:43
50VERMOTE JulienCofidis6:49
51RIVERA Brandon SmithINEOS Grenadiers6:51
52ROBEET LudovicBingoal - Wallonie Bruxelles7:23
53RODRÍGUEZ CarlosINEOS Grenadiers7:31
54COVI AlessandroUAE Team Emirates7:37
55KNEES ChristianINEOS Grenadiers8:00
56GOGL MichaelNTT Pro Cycling8:04
57SMITH DionMitchelton-Scott8:06
58BOASSON HAGEN EdvaldNTT Pro Cycling8:13
59VAN GOETHEM BrianLotto Soudal8:17
60VAN HOOYDONCK NathanCCC Team8:21
61ROOSEN TimoTeam Jumbo-Visma8:22
62LIENHARD FabianGroupama - FDJ8:26
63SCOTSON CallumMitchelton-Scott8:51
64NAESEN OliverAG2R La Mondiale9:31
65VANDENBERGH StijnAG2R La Mondiale10:34
66LIGTHART PimTeam Total Direct Energie10:37
67RIESEBEEK OscarAlpecin-Fenix10:55
68BYSTRØM Sven ErikUAE Team Emirates11:22
69LUDVIGSSON TobiasGroupama - FDJ11:51
70EEKHOFF NilsTeam Sunweb11:53
71DUVAL JulienAG2R La Mondiale12:14
72RUTSCH JonasEF Pro Cycling12:37
73MULLEN RyanTrek - Segafredo13:01
74KIRSCH AlexTrek - Segafredo13:09
75WIRTGEN TomBingoal - Wallonie Bruxelles13:15
76ARCHBOLD ShaneDeceuninck - Quick Step13:16
77THIJSSEN GerbenLotto Soudal13:16
78LINDEMAN Bert-JanTeam Jumbo-Visma13:23
79VAN ROOY KennethSport Vlaanderen - Baloise14:01
80STANNARD RobertMitchelton-Scott14:37
81DE GENDT AiméCircus - Wanty Gobert15:20
82WYNANTS MaartenTeam Jumbo-Visma15:31
83VAN DER HOORN TacoTeam Jumbo-Visma15:40
84BOIVIN GuillaumeIsrael Start-Up Nation16:14
85DURBRIDGE LukeMitchelton-Scott16:42
86VAN DEN BERG JuliusEF Pro Cycling17:19
87PETIT AdrienTeam Total Direct Energie17:36
88KOCH JonasCCC Team17:46
89BASSO LeonardoINEOS Grenadiers18:15
90DE BONDT DriesAlpecin-Fenix18:42
91KONYCHEV AlexanderMitchelton-Scott18:55
92OLIVEIRA RuiUAE Team Emirates19:43
93EENKHOORN PascalTeam Jumbo-Visma20:58
94TILLER RasmusNTT Pro Cycling20:59
1PEDERSEN MadsTrek - Segafredo55
2PHILIPSEN JasperUAE Team Emirates55
3VAN DER POEL MathieuAlpecin-Fenix41
4VAN POPPEL DannyCircus - Wanty Gobert38
5MERLIER TimAlpecin-Fenix27
6NAESEN OliverAG2R La Mondiale25
7SÉNÉCHAL FlorianDeceuninck - Quick Step22
8COLBRELLI SonnyBahrain - McLaren22
9KRAGH ANDERSEN SørenTeam Sunweb19
10KÜNG StefanGroupama - FDJ17
11BISSEGGER StefanEF Pro Cycling17
12ŠTYBAR ZdeněkDeceuninck - Quick Step15
13CLAEYS DimitriCofidis15
14LAMPAERT YvesDeceuninck - Quick Step13
15LAPORTE ChristopheCofidis13
16EEKHOFF NilsTeam Sunweb13
17GARCÍA CORTINA IvánBahrain - McLaren12
18DRUCKER JempyBORA - hansgrohe11
19VANMARCKE SepEF Pro Cycling10
1Alpecin-Fenix 32:14:44
2Deceuninck - Quick Step0:15
3AG2R La Mondiale1:09
4Lotto Soudal1:31
5Circus - Wanty Gobert2:12
6Groupama - FDJ3:23
8EF Pro Cycling3:49
9INEOS Grenadiers4:15
10UAE Team Emirates4:54
11NTT Pro Cycling7:27
12Team Total Direct Energie8:07
13Team Sunweb8:40
14Team Jumbo-Visma11:50
15Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise13:43
16CCC Team13:47
18Trek - Segafredo22:29

Results provided by ProCyclingStats.

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