Julien Vermote’s BinckBank Tour came to an unfortunate end after he sustained a wrist injury in a crash that’s ruled him out of starting Sunday’s final stage of the BinckBank Tour. The Belgian crashed with around 60km to go, along with teammate Nic Dougall, and fell heavily injuring his wrist. Subsequent medical examination post-stage has seen him forced to abandon the race. An exciting stage of racing was won by Gregor Muhlberger (Bora-hansgrohe) who saw off Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal), Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step Floors) and Dylan van Baarle (Team Sky). Tom-Jelte Slagter featured strongly in the main chasing group who eventually finished 11 seconds behind.
It was touch and go, but Adam Toupalik (Corendon-Circus) took the stage win. The peloton caught the majority of the break just before the finish line, but Toupalik held on to take the first win of his career. His teammate, Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus), finished in second place. In third was Sergei Chernetski (Astana Pro Team). Current British Champion and Team Dimension Data stagiaire, Connor Swift, featured in the break for our African team and showed his mettle on the World Tour stage. He was brought back to the peloton in the final 3km of racing. Jacques Janse van Rensburg was our best placed.
The 2018 EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg is expected to be a showdown among the sprinters over the 216km course. The day features a 160km loop out and back to Hamburg and finishes with a series of circuits that includes a short, sharp climb over 700m, repeated three times. Our team includes sprint specialist Mark Renshaw who most recently raced at the RideLondon-Surrey Classic after competing at the Tour de France and joining him is Jay Thomson who has had some well deserved rest following his debut performance at Le Tour. Lachlan Morton, who raced at the Tour de Pologne, is one of three Australians in our.