Final KM: Stage 2 BinckBank Tour

A TT day when the early birds most definitely caught the worms.

BinckBank Tour Stage 2: Voorburg to Voorburg, ITT, 9km

Stefan Kung (BMC) showed his TT class with a powerful display to take stage victory and the race lead from BORA-hansgrohe’s  Maciej Bodnar and home favourite Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb). The tactic of finishing near the back of the peloton on stage one paid off as the weather worsened from damp roads to downright waterlogged and very slippery. Kung now leads the race by 4secs from Bodnar and 5secs from Dumoulin. Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) put in a heck of ride in appalling conditions to limit his losses and now stands 8th and only 15secs adrift.

Video (TV coverage missed all the early starters, Sagan starts at 1:30:32)…

here’s a clip of Stefan…

Stefan had to wait in the hot seat for nearly three hours, just as well it was comfy looking one. But how to fill the time? A cool down, a bite to eat and a book to lose yourself in. Perfect!

Great shot of the World Champ

This bike may have served just as well though…

The weather certainly impacted the race and there was no denying it was treacherous. There were incidents and accidents, fortunately none that were too serious.

and after the race…

Full report at Cycling News

Race Website  Race Twitter #BinckBankTour

Header image: Stefan Kung © LC/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

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