Team Sunweb pace plan to perfection as Søren Kragh Andersen wins BinckBank Tour TT

With the spirits high in the team after their recent successes, Team Sunweb's victorious streak continued today with two-time Tour de France stage winner Søren Kragh Andersen setting the timing sheets alight to take the stage victory at the BinckBank Tour's TT

Team Sunweb pace plan to perfection as Søren Kragh Andersen wins BinckBank Tour TT

Flying around the parcours to set the fastest intermediate split time, Kragh Andersen kept the high speed up, sticking to his pacing plan perfectly to stop the clock as the fastest rider at the finish and move into the hot seat. After a nervous wait for Kragh Andersen and the team with several riders coming close, no one was able to topple his time - securing Team Sunweb's Men's Program 14th win this season.

“Today’s race was a really nice parcours for me,” explained a jubilant Kragh Andersen. “I came into the day with the expectation of going for a good result and trying to ride myself into the GC so I’m really happy with the result. My legs were really good and I felt strong from the start. We paced it really well and I think in the second part of the course we made the difference; you can see that in the split times. Everything went perfectly for me today and I’m really happy to be up there again. It’s my second TT victory of the year which is a big thing for me. I’m now second on GC too so I’m looking forward to tomorrow with the team and we’ll go for it again.”

Team Sunweb coach Marc Reef added: “We are really happy with the performance from everyone today. Everybody went for it today and did a good TT, and Søren and Jasha were both exceptional. We prepared for today in a good way, with some good recons of the course and a well thought out pacing strategy. In the end, both Jasha and Søren had the legs to execute it and did great rides. Soren paced it really well over the whole parcours and took all of the corners perfectly, especially in the second part of the course where he made the difference. We’re really happy that he was able to win another TT at this level after his win at Paris-Nice earlier in the year.”

VIDEO: Binck Bank Stage 4 Highlights

2020 Binck Bank Stage 4 Top 10

1 Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb 0:09:59
2 Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:06
3 Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Pro Cycling 0:00:07
4 Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:08
5 Mathieu Van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:12
6 Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Team Sunweb 0:00:16
7 Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:00:18
8 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:00:20
9 Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) NTT Pro Cycling 0:00:21
10 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis

2020 Binck Bank GC after Stage 4 Top 10

1 Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 6:35:31
2 Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb 0:00:07
3 Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:13
4 Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Pro Cycling 0:00:14
5 Mathieu Van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:17
6 Jasper Philipsen (Bel) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:19
7 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:00:24
8 Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) NTT Pro Cycling 0:00:28
9 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:30
10 Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:00:31

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