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2021 Binche-Chimay-Binche/
Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke (1.1), Belgium

33rd edition: Tuesday (Mardi), October 5, 2021

Binche-Chimay-Binche/Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke podium history | 2019 edition (race not run in 2020)

Binche-Chimay-Binche, 198.6 km

Danny Van Poppel

Danny Van Poppel wins in Binche.

Weather at the start/finish city of Binche at 2:15 PM, local time: 13C (56F), rain showers, with the wind from the south-southwest at 26 km/hr (16 mph). The rain is forecast to continue through the afternoon, declining to a 70% chance of rain at 5:00.

The race: Here's the report from Team Deceuninck-Quick Step.

The 33rd edition of Binche-Chimay-Binche got underway Tuesday under grey clouds, with early rain adding to the day’s difficulties. Deceuninck – Quick-Step – who made its final appearance of the season in Belgium – was in control of the race since the beginning, keeping the gap of the escapees at all times in check and even going on the offensive several times as our riders tried to fragment the field.

A strong forcing of Czech ITT Champion Josef Cerny did just that, leaving only 50-odd riders in the main group, but the action didn’t stop there, as more and more riders put in a couple of searing accelerations before the local circuit, the main result of these skirmishes being that the breakaway was brought back.

The Wolfpack took over the reins at the head of the peloton again in the closing kilometers, trying to set up Mark Cavendish for the slightly uphill finish in Binche, which was spiced up by some cobbles. But a late attack launched by Danny van Poppel (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert) in a tricky corner at 700 meters to go saw the Dutchman open a small gap which he then carried all the way to the line. Cavendish came home a few seconds behind the winner and finished the day as Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s best-placed rider, two days after taking the victory at the Münsterland Giro.

Plato's Crito is available as an audiobook here.

Complete Results:

198.6 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.847 km/hr

1 VAN POPPEL Danny Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 4hr 44min 45sec
2 TILLER Rasmus Uno-X @ 3sec
3 TAMINIAUX Lionel Alpecin-Fenix 0:05
4 HOFSTETTER Hugo Israel Start-Up Nation 0:07
5 DEWULF Stan Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
6 NOPPE Christophe Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
7 MENTEN Milan Bingoal-WB s.t.
8 HOOLE Daan Trek-Segafredo s.t.
9 GROENEWEGEN Dylan Jumbo-Visma s.t.
10 PASQUALON Andrea Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
11 STOKKE Vegard Development Team DSM s.t.
12 MOZZATO Luca B&B Hotels s.t.
13 VAHTRA Norman Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
14 VAN HOECKE Gijs Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
15 CAVENDISH Mark Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
16 RIOU Alan Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
17 STEIMLE Jannik Deceuninck-Quick Step 0:13
18 REYNDERS Jens Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
19 FOUCHE James Black Spoke s.t.
20 DAUPHIN Florian B&B Hotels s.t.
21 FRISON Frederik Lotto Soudal s.t.
22 VAN EMDEN Jos Jumbo-Visma 0:22
23 DE BONDT Dries Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
24 VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
25 DECLERCQ Benjamin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
26 TEUNISSEN Mike Jumbo-Visma s.t.
27 VAN MOER Brent Lotto Soudal s.t.
28 HULGAARD Morten Uno-X s.t.
29 VAUQUELIN Kevin Arkéa-Samsic 0:32
30 SPRENGERS Thomas Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
31 BURGAUDEAU Mathieu TotalEnergies 0:34
32 COQUARD Bryan B&B Hotels 0:38
33 VAN ASBROECK Tom Israel Start-Up Nation 0:39
34 JOHANSEN Julius Uno-X s.t.
35 VAN GESTEL Dries TotalEnergies 0:41
36 VAN UDEN Casper Development Team DSM s.t.
37 GUINET Dylan EvoPro Racing s.t.
38 EENKHOORN Pascal Jumbo-Visma s.t.
39 VAN TRICHT Stan Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
40 WELTEN Bram Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
41 PLUIMERS Rick Jumbo-Visma s.t.
42 DUVAL Julien Ag2r-Citroën 0:45
43 MERTZ Remy Bingoal-WB 0:53
44 EYSKENS Jeroen EvoPro Racing 0:56
45 THEUNS Edward Trek-Segafredo s.t.
46 BASTIAENS Ayco Alpecin-Fenix 0:59
47 KLUGE Roger Lotto Soudal 1:08
48 KRIEGER Alexander Alpecin-Fenix 1:09
49 RESELL Erik Uno-X s.t.
50 ANDRESEN Tobias Development Team DSM 1:14
51 KOCH Jonas Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 1:21
52 RENARD Alexis Israel Start-Up Nation 2:12
53 CERNY Josef Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
54 VALLEE Boris Bingoal-WB 2:31
55 GOOSSENS Kobe Lotto Soudal 2:48
56 DE MAEGHT Dorian Bingoal-WB 4:52
57 DESAL Ceriel Bingoal-WB 5:41
58 VAN POUCKE Aaron Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
59 VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 6:32
60 QUARTERMAN Charlie Trek-Segafredo s.t.
61 MANZIN Lorrenzo TotalEnergies s.t.
62 JANSSENS Jimmy Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
63 TERPSTRA Niki TotalEnergies s.t.
64 SIEMONS Stijn EvoPro Racing 16:57
65 MONK Cyrus EvoPro Racing s.t.
66 DE WINTER Ludwig Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.