For the 3rd stage, the BinckBank Tour crosses the border between the Netherlands and Belgium. Following the start in Aalter, we should expect a bunch sprint in arrival town Antwerp. The 166 kilometres route features some cobbles and is predominantly flat.
The cobbles are nothing compared to the Flemish Classics, though. When the route moves through Sint-Niklaas, after some 75 kilometres, the riders face two short stretches.