Jasper Philipsen won the opening stage of the BinckBank Tour on Tuesday.

The stage in the Dutch-Belgian stage race was overshadowed in the final phase by a massive crash.

At 4 kilometers from the finish, a massive crash occurred, involving about half the peloton.

It is still unclear what the consequences will be.

A small group of riders remained at the front, after which the Belgian Philipsen was the fastest in the sprint.

The UAE Emirates rider was ahead of the German Pascal Ackermann and the Dane Mads Pedersen.

Danny van Poppel was the best Dutchman in fourth place.

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Huge crash at #BinckBankTour.

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Avatar Author cycling reporter Moment of places 14: 42 - September 29, 2020

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BinckBank Tour finishes Saturday in Geraardsbergen

Early on in the 132 kilometer stage from Blankeberge to Ardooie, the Belgians Thimo Willems and Ludovic Robeet attacked.

The peloton never gave them much space.

After the two escapees were caught, Jumbo-Visma rider Amund Grondahl Jansen and Adrien Petit of Total Direct Energie went on the attack.

The Norwegian and the Frenchman got a maximum lead of 15 seconds in the last three local rounds in Ardooie.

Shortly after they too were caught, the massive crash started.

22-year-old Philipsen was one of the riders who faced the chaos and sprinted to his second victory of the season.

The BinckBank Tour continues on Wednesday with a time trial in Vlissingen.

The third and fourth stage will also end in the Netherlands, after which the final stage will finish on Saturday at the Muur van Geraardsbergen in Belgium.

🇧🇪 # BinckBankTour4 km - a massive fall!

We see a lot of @JumboVismaRoad, but they mainly seem to have stopped or taken care of #TJVSlive

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Avatar Author TJV_supporters Moment of places 14: 42 - September 29, 2020