Dupont wins Belgian Cup with Binche-Chimay-Binche performance - News Shorts

2018 Belgian Cup winner Timothy Dupont

Timothy Dupont ( Wanty-Groupe Gobert ) rode an aggressive race in Tuesday's Binche-Chimay-Binche , the last in the Napoleon Games Cup series of small Belgian one-day races, to take the overall title. With series leader Sean De Bie (Veranda’s Willems-Crelan) abandoning Binche-Chimay-Binche early and second-placed Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) absent, Dupont made it into a breakaway and scored points at the intermediate sprints, which, along with his eighth-place finish, lifted him to the top of the final standings for the second time in his career. Dupont pulled to within five points of De Bie with the sprint points and needed a top-10 finish to pull ahead in the final rankings. "At first I tried to win the race today," Dupont said. "We were in front with a nice group in the final, but unfortunately we were caught in the final lap. In the sprint I was on Arnaud Démare's wheel. But ...

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