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Wellens falls to third overall
De Plus attacked late on the final stage, joining up with Oliver Naesen and Greg Van Avermaet. The Jumbo-Visma pro swept up the bonuses and made up 21 seconds on the peloton in the last 20km, more than enough to secure the overall victory for himself. Then De Plus, content with finishing third on the stage, let Naesen and Van Avermaet battle it out in a sprint to the finish line. Oliver Naesen won in the end, moving to second overall. Van Avermaet narrowly missed out on the podium, finishing only one second behind Tim Wellens.
— Laurens De Plus (@LaurensDePlus) August 18, 2019
BinckBank Tour final general classification
1. Laurens De Plus (Jumbo-Visma) – 21:29:55
2. Oliver Naesen (Ag2r La Mondiale) + 35s
3. Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) + 36s
4. Greg Van Avermaet (CCC) + 37s
5. Marc Hirschi (Sunweb) + 44s
6. Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma) + 1:06
7. Iván García Cortina (Bahrain-Merida) + 1:13
8. Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) + 1:16
9. Simon Clarke (EF Education First) + 1:19
10. Søren Kragh Andersen (Sunweb) + 1:21
"Alright, let's go!"
— BORA – hansgrohe (@BORAhansgrohe) August 13, 2019
Can’t argue with that
— Phil Gaimon (@philgaimon) August 13, 2019
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