Benoot downplays Belgium's high expectations at Tour de France

Belgium might have found a new top-notch rider. During Sunday's queen stage of the Tour de France, Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) showed off his great climbing qualities in the breakaway group. Still only 23-years-old, he managed to emerge as one of the best climbers in the large breakaway. On the hors categorie climbs, Benoot was more or less on the same level as respected uphill specialists Warren Barguil (Sunweb) and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo).

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