Tim Wellens retains Tour of Benelux title

Belgian rider Tim Wellens retained the Tour of Benelux title after Sunday`s seventh and final stage over 188.6 km from Sint-Pieters-Leeuw to Geraardsbergen in Belgium, with Italian Manuel Quinziato winning the stage.

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 16, 2015, 23:12 PM IST
Tim Wellens retains Tour of Benelux title

Brussels: Belgian rider Tim Wellens retained the Tour of Benelux title after Sunday`s seventh and final stage over 188.6 km from Sint-Pieters-Leeuw to Geraardsbergen in Belgium, with Italian Manuel Quinziato winning the stage.

The Lotto-Soudal rider had grabbed the overall race lead by winning Saturday`s s 208.6km sixth stage from Heerlen in the Netherlands to Houffalize in Belgium.

Wellens, 24, clocked 26hr 31min 5sec after the week`s race to finish top ahead of compatriot Greg Van Avermaet, who was overall second at 1min 59sec, with Dutch rider Wilco Kelderman third at 1:17.

Quinziato won the final stage in 4hr 18min 18sec in a race for the line ahead of Belgian riders Bjorn Leukemans at 0.03sec and Yves Lampaert at 0.08.