Cycling – Binckbank Tour ’18 Stage 3: Taco Hoorn Wins
Taco van der Hoorn was the unexpected champ of the Binckbank Tour Stage 3, on an uncommon event in which the breakaway figured out how to hold off the peloton on a level stage.
????#BinckBankTour Stage 3 , Taco van der Hoorn (Roompot) takes the win from the breakaway . @DiegoUlissi finished safely in the peloton (24th, +11”), best placed for #UAETeamEmirates. pic.twitter.com/LhrFGABKt7
— @UAE-TeamEmirates (@TeamUAEAbuDhabi) August 15, 2018
Taco van der Hoorn is a Dutch national and a professional cyclist. He currently is a part of the UCI Professional Continental team Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij.
His breakaway partner Matej Mohoric acquired the general lead from Stefan Küng who previously won stage 2 of this event.
A Late Sprint
In the last 10 kilometers Mohoric, effectively the most proficient rider in the gathering, put in a few stinging assaults trying to win the stage.
But, it was Van der Hoorn’s counter-assault under the one kilometer, that turned out to be the conclusive move, which neither Mohoric nor the others could react to.
Taco van der Hoorn wasn’t even sure whether he’d race in 2018, suffering problems with headaches and balance since suffering concussion in November. Now he’s a Binckbank Tour stage winner
— Andy McGrath (@Andymcgra) August 15, 2018
The outcome will certainly go down as the greatest, on the 24-year old Dutchman’s palmares, which up to this point had just included a couple of wins in minor Europe Tour races.
Results – BinckBank Tour – Stage 3
1.Taco van der Hoorn
2. Maxime Vantomme
3. Sean De Bie
4. Matej Mohoric
5. Jesper Asselman
6. Dylan Groenewegen
7. Rüdiger Selig
8. Fabio Jakobsen
9. Max Walscheid
10. Tom Van Asbroeck
1. Matej Mohoric
2. Sean De Bie
3. Stefan Küng
4. Maxime Vantomme
5. Taco van der Hoorn
6. Victor Campenaerts
7. Søren Kragh Andersen
8. Michael Matthews
9. Maximilian Schachmann
10. Alex Dowsett
Top 10 on the stage. What a ride by Taco Van der Hoorn! That’s his first world tour win, he’s not had nothing anywhere near this big! Is this his first pro win? #BinckBankTour pic.twitter.com/qjliyyl6v3
— ByTheMinute Cycling ? (@ByTheMinCycle) August 15, 2018
Taco van der Hoorn (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij) was the surprise winner of stage three of the BinckBank Tour, on a rare occasion in which the breakaway managed to hold off the peloton on… https://t.co/x2BvyOpBRq
— cycling.updates (@cyclingupdates0) August 15, 2018
The break prevails as Taco van der Hoorn (RNL) takes the stage three win, while @owaindoull and @DylanvanBaarle finish safely inside the bunch. @diegoro_89 got up and rode in after a late crash too. On to stage four ? #BinckBankTour pic.twitter.com/DSozJw4tC2
— Team Sky (@TeamSky) August 15, 2018
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