Tirreno-Adriatico 2021: Van der Poel outguns Van Aert, who keeps GC lead

Mathieu van der Poel ta - Tirreno-Adriatico 2021: Van der Poel outguns Van Aert, who keeps GC leadimage: Cor VosMathieu van der Poel outguns Wout van Aert and Davide Ballerini in the false flat finale of the Tirreno's 3rd stage. Van Aert extends his overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage Tirreno-Adriatico 2021

1. Mathieu van der Poel (nld)
2. Wout van Aert (bel) s.t.
3. Davide Ballerini (ita) s.t.
4. Sergio Higuita (col) s.t.
5. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) s.t.
6. Jasper De Buyst (bel) s.t.
7. Iván Garcia (spa) s.t.
8. Tadej Pogacar (slo) s.t.
9. Gonzalo Serrano (spa) s.t.
10. Hugo Hofstetter (fra) s.t.

GC after stage 3
1. Wout van Aert (bel)
2. Mathieu van der Poel (nld) + 0.04
3. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) + 0.10
4. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.19
5. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 0.20
6. Robert Stannard (nzl) s.t.
7. João Almeida (por) s.t.
8. Sergio Higuita (col) s.t.
9. Jasper De Buyst (bel) s.t.
10. Patrick Konrad (aut) s.t.

Race report
Five men jump clear at kilometre 3. Niki Terpstra, Davide Bais, Guillaume Boivin, Tobias Ludvigsson and Mark Padun race to a lead of 9 minutes.

The attackers are reeled in with 3 kilometres to go.

Stybar attacks inside the final kilometre and Van Aert brings him back. Van der Poel is waiting patiently in the wheels of his rival and delivers a ferocious kick to power to victory.

Van Aert finishes in second to stay in the overall race lead.

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2021 Tirreno-Adriatico.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2021 stage 3: route, profiles, more

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