World champion Peter Sagan continues hot streak with victory on stage three of BinckBank Tour
Peter Sagan continued his impressive run of form by claiming victory on stage three of the BinckBank Tour only two days after winning stage one.
Sagan seems to have gone up a few gears since being controversially excluded from the Tour de France last month following a clash with Mark Cavendish which ended with the British sprinter suffering a competition-ending fractured shoulder blade.
Sagan has won the opening stage of the Tour of Poland last weekend plus the first two stages out of three stages of the BinckBank.
He could record his 100th victory of his remarkable career on stage four on Thursday.
Sagan is third overall in the GC standings, five seconds behind Swiss champion Stefan Kung of BMC, winner of the rain-lashed time trial on Tuesday.
Results from BinckBank Tour (Blankenberge - Ardooie, 185 km) on Wednesday
- 1. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / BORA-hansgrohe) 4:14:02"
- 2. Edward Theuns (Belgium / Trek-Segafredo) ST
- 3. Rudy Barbier (France / AG2R La Mondiale)
- 4. Dylan Groenewegen (Netherlands / LottoNL-Jumbo)
- 5. Loic Vliegen (Belgium / BMC Racing Team)
- 6. Magnus Cort (Denmark / Orica-Scott)
- 7. Jonas Rickaert (Belgium / Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
- 8. Simone Consonni (Italy / UAE Team Emirates)
- 9. Bert Van Lerberghe (Belgium / Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
- 10. Phil Bauhaus (Germany / Team Sunweb)
Classification from BinckBank Tour after Stage 3 on Wednesday
- 1. Stefan Kung (Switzerland / BMC Racing Team) 8:15:08"
- 2. Maciej Bodnar (Poland / BORA-hansgrohe) +4"
- 3. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / BORA-hansgrohe) +5"
- 4. Soren Kragh (Denmark / Team Sunweb) +8"
- 5. Lars Boom (Netherlands / LottoNL-Jumbo) +10"
- 6. Yves Lampaert (Belgium / Quick-Step Floors) +14"
- 7. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands / Team Sunweb) +16"
- 8. Tim Wellens (Belgium / Lotto-Soudal) +17"
- 9. Alexis Gougeard (France / AG2R La Mondiale) +22"
- 10. Jasha Suetterlin (Germany / Movistar Team) +24"