Criterium du Dauphine TTT

Kwiatkowski back in yellow as Sky dominate Dauphine team time trial

RBA/AFP – Sky dominated the team time trial on the third stage of the Dauphine du Criterium on Wednesday, rolling at a record average of 57kmh (35mph) with a tailwind over the flat 35km course.

Sky’s Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski, victim of a crash on Tuesday, regained the race leader’s yellow jersey and now leads three teammates in the overall standings: Italian Gianni Moscon (at 3sec), Spaniard Jonathan Castroviejo (9) and Welshman Geraint Thomas (21).

The Sky outfit finished a whopping 37sec ahead of second-placed BMC, with Lotto in third, at 52sec, and Australian team Mitchelton in fourth (56sec).

Thursday’s 181km fourth stage runs from Chazey-sur-Ain to Lans-en Vercors and features a gruelling climb of the Col du Mont Noir and steep ascent into Vercors.

Photos: Bettini

Results:

1. Sky 36min 33sec
2. BMC at 37sec
3. Lotto 52
4. Mithcelton 56
5. Quick-Step 1:01
6. Trek 1:26
7. AG2R La Mondiale 1:29
8. Movistar 1:31
9. Lotto NL 1:32
10. Groupama-FDJ 1:33
11. Dimension Data 1:41
12. EF Drapac 1:44
13. Bora 1:45
14. Astana 1:48
15. Katusha 1:49
16. Bahrein 2:04
17. Vital Concept 2:20
18. Fortuneo-Samsic 2:25
19. Cofidis 2:28
20. Emirats 2:28
21. Wanty 3:10
22. Sunweb 3:19

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