Where: Netherlands and Belgium
When: August 13-19 2018
Rank: UCI WorldTour

The BinckBank Tour – formerly known as the Eneco Tour – is a WorldTour-level week-long race incorporating stages in both the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2018, it takes place between August 13-19.

Thanks to its undulating terrain, its short, steep hills and cobbled sections, the BinckBank Tour already has the feel of the Spring Classic that spring forgot. As a result, it produces winners that wouldn’t usually be tipped for WorldTour stage races.

>>> BinckBank Tour start list 2018

In 2017, the overall went to Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb). He finished 17 seconds ahead of Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) with Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) at 46 seconds in third.

Niki Terpstra (Etixx-QuickStep) won the 2016 race overall after putting himself into the lead escape group in the finale of a rain-soaked final stage in Belgium.

Pre-stage race leader Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) had looked to be in a commanding position going into the last day of the seven-stage race, but he crashed during the race, lost time and ultimately withdrew.

Prior to Terpstra’s victory, the race was won consecutively in 2014 and 2015 by Belgian Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal). Previous winners include Zdenek Stybar, Lars Boom, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Tony Martin.

2017 BinckBank Tour General Classification

1 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb, in 24-34-33
2 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal, at 17s
3 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo, at 46s
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team, at 51s
5 Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale, at 1-14
6 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team, at 1-15
7 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 1-53
8 Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo, at 1-59
9 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors, at 2-12
10 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Quick-Step Floors, at 2-23

Key info: Start list

Previous editions: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Full list of riders taking part in the 2018 BinckBank Tour in the Netherlands and Belgium over August 13-19