Cortina and Bauhaus lead the team for BinckBank Tour
BinckBank Tour – formerly known as Eneco Tour – is 7-day stage race in Belgium and Netherlands. The race has a feeling of Spring Classics as it is raced on the roads used by famous one-day races like Amstel Gold, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and Tour of Flanders. The terrain has multiple cobble sections as well as short and steep hills, so the winner of this race we can look from either classic rider or hilly specialist. Last year our Matej Mohorič won the race overall, but he’s not here this year to defend the title.
The race starts on August 12th from Beveren and finishes on August 18th in the unofficial capital of Pro Cycling – Geraardsbargen. The race is composed of 4 flat stages, two hilly stages and one flat and short ITT.
Team Bahrain Merida Sports Director Tristan Hoffman was short but to the point: “Phil Bauhaus will be our sprinter and will get all the support from the team. In the hilly stages and for GC we will support Ivan Garcia Cortina“.
To round out the team apart for already mentioned Garcia and Bauhaus, TBM will have Heinrich Haussler, Marcel Sieberg, Grega Bole, Valerio Agnoli and Meiyin Wang.