Binche-Chimay-Binche: Terpstra Tests Peloton with Solo Attack
Etixx - Quick-Step rider Niki Terpstra tried to play to his skills in the 194.5km Binche-Chimay-Binche on Tuesday, attacking with 45km to go and maintaining a solo advantage until he was caught by chasers with 8km left to race. Nikolas Maes was in the chase group that joined with Terpstra in the final kilometers.
Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal) also tried a late race flyer when the group was caught by the peloton, but he had a small gap with 2km remaining, and was caught as the peloton hoped to end Binche-Chimay-Binche in a bunch arrival.
Ramon Sinkeldam (Giant-Alpecin), however, got the jump on the peloton and attacked shortly after the race came back together. He won ahead of Pim Ligthart (Lotto Soudal), and Tom Van Asbroeck (Lotto - NL Jumbo) finished 3rd.
Maes was the top finisher for Etixx - Quick-Step, in 16th place.