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The opening stage on Tuesday, September 29 will be on flat roads from Blankenberge in West Flanders to Ardooie in West Flanders.

The next day follows an 11 km long individual time trial in Vlissingen in the Netherlands, with a beautiful passage over the seawall, the Boulevard de Ruyter. Cycling tourists can ride a team time trial in Vlissingen that same day on the same track.

The province of Zeeland is also the setting for the start of the third stage. Philippine is the starting place on October 1, Aalter in East Flanders the finish location. On the way there are two 18 km loops in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen and for the first time a cycling race will use the new Sluiskil tunnel south of Terneuzen. The end of this stage is formed by three local circuits, arriving in front of the town hall.

On Friday, October 2, the peloton will travel through Limburg. The riders will start in Riemst, Belgium, the finish is at the Tom Dumoulin Bike Park in Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands. With the Golden Kilometer - a triple bonus sprint in the full final - on the legendary Cauberg in Valkenburg, it promises to be a thrilling stage. In addition to Belgium and the Netherlands, the ride also visits a small part of Germany. After all, we are in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion, where cross-border partnerships are common. The municipality of Sittard-Geleen will contribute an extra bit on 2 October with a bicycle clinic in the Tom Dumoulin Bike Park led by ex-professional cyclist Huub Duijn for students from primary schools from Sittard-Geleen and Selfkant in Germany. A climbing time trial will also be organized for the general public with participants from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. This international field of participants will find the slope of Hillersberg in the course.

The final stage of the BinckBank Tour, on Saturday 3 October, has a classic finish with the East Flemish cycling city of Geraardsbergen. For the first time in the history of the Belgian-Dutch stage race, the Walloon Brabant Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve functions as the starting point of a stage. After a long run on wide roads, the riders will reach the tough local circuit in and around Geraardsbergen, which they will cover four times. The climbs of Denderoordstraat, Bosberg and of course the mythical Wall of Geraardsbergen await. Just like in previous years, the finish will be on the Vesten, where the successors of Oliver Naesen (stage winner) and Laurens De Plus (overall winner) will be crowned.

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