Tour de Romandie 2015: And that’s two… Albasini wins 3rd stage!
After a hilly stage the last climb is crested with 25 km's left. A long drop to the finish line and then the sprint is won by Michael Albasini. Not only his second win in a row, as he won three stages in 2014 this makes the Swiss a five time stage-winner in the last nine stages in Romandie. (Slideshow route/profile)
Results 3rd stage Tour de Romandie
1. Michael Albasini (swi)
2. Julian Alaphilipe (fra) s.t
3. Damiano Caruso (ita) s.t.
4. Rui Costa (por) s.t.
5. Simon Gerrans (aus) s.t.
6. Nathan Haas (aus) s.t.
7. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.
8. Ramunas Navardauskas (lit) s.t.
9. Luka Mezgecc (slo) s.t.
10. Sergei Chernetski (rus) s.t.
GC after stage 3
1. Michael Albasini (swi)
2. Ivan Santaromita (ita) + 0.20
3. Chris Froome (gbr) s.t.
4. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
5. Julian Alaphilipe (fra) + 0.24
6. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 0.25
7. Pavel Kochetkov (rus) s.t.
8. Joeri Trofimov (rus) s.t.
9. Egor Silin (rus) s.t.
10. Simon Spilak (slo) s.t.
Brian Bulgac, Kristof Vandewalle and Ji Cheng are the break away and it’s already with 18 km’s done they reach the maximum gain of 8 minutes. Then Orica GreenEdge takes control the gap starts to shrink gradually.
Climbing up Col des Rangers Vandewalle is the last to be caught and in closed formation the pack crests the last climb of the day. Despite several attempts to break free in the descent the stage explodes in a bunch sprint in Porrentruy.
Michael Albasini outsprints his competition and cements his overall lead.
Tour de Romandie 2015 stage 3: route, profile, more
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