Tour de Romandie 2019: Punchy victory Gaudu, Roglic still leader

David Gaudu - Tour de Romandie 2019: Punchy victory Gaudu, Roglic still leaderThe Tour de Romandie serves a hilly race in its 3rd stage. David Gaudu outguns his rivals in the steep last kilometre, while Primoz Roglic finishes in third to retain in the lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage Tour de Romandie 2019

1. David Gaudu (fra)
2. Rui Costa (por) s.t.
3. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
4. Michael Woods (can) s.t.
5. Felix Großschartner (aut) s.t.
6. Guillaume Martin (fra) + 0.03
7. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) s.t.
8. Davide Villella (ita) s.t.
9. Carl Fredrik Hagen (nor) s.t.
10. Damien Howson (aus) s.t.

12. Simon Spilak (slo) + 0.03
13. Carlos Betancur (col) s.t.
14. Geraint Thomas (gbr) s.t.
18. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.06
33. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 0.20

GC after stage 3
1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. David Gaudu (fra) + 0.06
3. Rui Costa (por) + 0.08
4. Felix Großschartner (aut) + 0.19
5. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.20
6. Carlos Betancur (col) + 0.21
7. Damien Howson (aus) + 0.25
8. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.27
9. Michael Woods (can) + 0.28
10. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 0.29

13. Simon Spilak (slo) + 0.31
18. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 0.50

Race report
Kenny Elissonde, Lennard Kämna, Michael Storer, Michael Albasini, Andrey Amador, Roland Thalmann and former leader Jan Tratnik join forces at kilometre 30. The gap does not grow beyond 1.30 minutes, even when Amador – who is a threat on GC – stops his efforts with Albasini. Nikita Stalnov takes the opportunity to bridge across to the lead group.

The lead group is reeled in with 18 kilometres remaining, while De Gendt strikes inside the last 7 kilometres. The Flemish attacker is brought back, though.

On the steep incline to the line Rui Costa opens the sprint, but Gaudu surges clear to win the race with a bike length. Leader Roglic finishes in third to hold on to the lead jersey.

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2019 Tour de Romandie.

Tour de Romandie 2019 stage 3: profile, social media, videos

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