The BinckBank Tour 2019 guarantees seven days of spectacle for the fans of cycling.
"Thanks to the exciting local laps before the finish of every stage, this Tour is again very supporter-friendly and allows the spectators along the road to see the peloton pass by several times towards the final. The BinckBank Golden Kilometre (three intermediate sprints spread over just one kilometre and good for bonus seconds) adds some extra spice and has now been moved a bit closer to the finish than before. For the fan there is nowhere closer to get to the race than here", says race director Rob Discart.
BinckBank's Chairman of the Board, Vincent Germyns, is also expecting another brilliant race. "After two very successful editions, we at BinckBank are already looking forward to our third BinckBank Tour. This cycling competition is not only beloved by the classic cyclists and their teams, but also by the hundreds of thousands of Belgians and Dutch who come along to watch the race. The course that is presented today again promises to be an exciting and varied cycling week for this summer. Once again, the international top cyclists will appear at the start and they will give us a brilliant sporting battle from the 12th of August."
BinckBank Tour has chosen a new logo and new corporate branding for this edition. This means that the leader in the competition and the eventual winner of 2019 will get a fabulous new green leader's jersey.
WORLD TOP AND AMATEURS AT THE START
All UCI WorldTour teams will appear at the start, but the organisation has also handed out three wild cards to Pro Continental teams: Direct Energie with previous winner Niki Terpstra as spearhead, Roompot-Charles with leader Lars Boom and Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise.
There is one other magnificent tradition that is continued with the BinckBank Tour in 2019: two opportunities for any keen cyclist to ride the course himself. On the Thursday, you will get the chance to show off your climbing talent in an individual climb time trial over Bois des Moines and Saint-Roch in Houffalize! And two days later, you can complete the Team time trial in a team of four in The Hague over the same 8.5 kilometres that the professional cyclists will ride a couple of hours later.