The third stage of the BinckBank tour took the riders on a flat 185 kilometer course from Blankenberge to Ardooie. A group of 5 riders, Allegaert, Backaert, Cordeel, Koren and Reinders, managed to go clear twenty minutes after the start and their lead quickly reached three minutes and thirty seconds. The five escapees showed great fighting spirit and they managed to stay at the front until the last six kilometers. A crash occurred in the final kilometer, but fortunately no Lotto Soudal riders were involved. Peter Sagan was once again the fastest in the final sprint, thus taking his second stage win in this BinckBank Tour. Andre Greipel crossed the line in thirteenth position. The leaders jersey remains on the shoulders of Stefan Küng.