Bissegger storms to time trial victory in Benelux Tour

Stefan Bissegger won the time trial on stage 2 of the Benelux Tour on Tuesday to also leap into the overall lead at Lelystad in the northern Netherlands.

You can rewatch STAGE 2 of 2021 Benelux Tour HERE

Racing over the 11.1km course in 12’08” this was Bissegger’s third individual time trial win of the season. Edoardo Affini was second and Stefan Kung was third on the only time trial of this seven day World Tour race.

Bissegger takes over the leader’s jersey from Tim Merlier and is 19s ahead of Kasper Asgreen and 20s ahead of Kung.

“It was one of those races that you need to be careful with your energy over the opening stretch before letting go,” said the EF rider.

Remco Evenepoel said he felt sick on Tuesday and trundled in 22nd place, after losing time due to a broken wheel and a mechanical error on Monday mean his chances of winning the race are small now.

Wednesday’s stage 3 is a flat run to Hoogerheide in the Netherlands and should favour a sprint, while the last four stages are all in Belgium and will favour the riders who prefer rolling terrain.

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