MOVISTAR ATTACKS SOLO TO TAKE LEADER’S JERSEY – TOUR DE ROMANDIE 2021 STAGE 3 RESULTS

Spain’s Marc Soler took control of the Tour de Romandie on Friday after taking the honours in the rain-soaked third stage and moving top of the overall standings. Under a downpour on the shores of Lake Neuchatel, Movistar rider Soler finished 22 seconds ahead of the chasing pack after pulling away on the final climb at Cote de Granges, 6 miles from the finish of the 104 mile stage to Estavayer.

Denmark’s Magnus Cort Nielsen won the group sprint behind Soler, taking the time bonuses alongside third-placed Peter Sagan.

Soler is now 14 seconds ahead of Ineos pair Geraint Thomas and Richie Porte and Italian Sonny Colbrelli in the general classification.

Previous leader Rohan Dennis was the day’s biggest loser after he fell on the wet road surface late in the race and finished 45th, giving up well over a minute on Soler.

Saturday’s Queen Stage is a 100-mile from Sion to Thyon in the Swiss Alps.

Chris Froome (GBR – Israel Start-Up Nation) sits in 95th 23:53 off the pace.

STAGE 3 RESULTS

1  SOLER Marc Movistar Team 3:58:35
2  CORT Magnus EF Education – Nippo 0:22
3  SAGAN Peter BORA – hansgrohe 0:22
4  COLBRELLI Sonny Bahrain – Victorious 0:22
5  IZAGIRRE Gorka Astana – Premier Tech 0:22
6  ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates 0:22
7  VAN WILDER Ilan Team DSM 0:22
8  KUSS Sepp Team Jumbo-Visma 0:22
9  IZAGIRRE Ion Astana – Premier Tech 0:22
10  COSTA Rui UAE-Team Emirates 0:22
Marc Soler (ESP – Movistar Team)


OVERALL STANDINGS

1  SOLER Marc Movistar Team 12:38:40
2  THOMAS Geraint INEOS Grenadiers 0:14
3  PORTE Richie INEOS Grenadiers 0:14
4  COLBRELLI Sonny Bahrain – Victorious 0:14
5  HIRSCHI Marc UAE-Team Emirates 0:16
6  CATTANEO Mattia Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:20
7  KELDERMAN Wilco BORA – hansgrohe 0:21
8  VAN WILDER Ilan Team DSM 0:21
9  KUSS Sepp Team Jumbo-Visma 0:21
10  COSTA Rui UAE-Team Emirates 0:24

 


RBA/AFP Photos: Bettini

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