Theuns breaks season drought, Kung stays in lead

The Hague (AFP) –


Belgium's Edward Theuns of the Trek team won his first stage of the season on Thursday when he claimed victory over the 154km between Riemst and Lanaken, the fourth stage of the BinckBlank Tour.

Switzerland's Stefan Kung of BMC stays in the overall lead.

Theuns, 26, won a sprint finish to the Flanders finish ahead of Slovenia's Marko Kump and fellow Belgian, Tim Merlier.

Friday's fifth stage is 167.3km in and around Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands.

Stage results:

1. Edward Theuns (BEL/Trek) 3h24:23, 2. Marko Kump (SLO), 3. Tim Merlier (BEL), 4. Peter Sagan (SVK), 5. Dylan Groenewegen (NED) all same time

Overall standings:

1. Stefan Küng (SUI/BMC) 11h 39:31, 2. Maciej Bodnar (POL) at 04, 3. Tom Dumoulin (NED) 05, 4. Peter Sagan (SVK) 05, 5. Soren Kragh Andersen (DEN) 08