Álvaro Hodeg holds off Sam Bennett to win stage five of the Binck Bank Tour 2019

The Colombian sprinter denied the Irishman a fourth stage victory

Álvaro Hodeg wins stage five of the Binck Bank Tour 2019 (Photo by Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)

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Álvaro Hodeg won stage five of the Binck Bank Tour 2019 after an exemplary lead out from his Deceuninck-Quick-Step team and holding off a late-charging Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe).

The Colombian sprinter came up on the right hand side before ducking through a gap and unleashing his sprint towards the line. Bennett followed, and was gaining on Hodeg, but the line came too soon to deny the Irishman a fourth win at this year's race.

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