Tour de Romandie 2021: Soler solos to leader’s jersey

Marc Soler - Tour de Romandie 2021: Soler solos to leader's jerseyimage: Cor VosMarc Soler attacks on the last climb and he reaches the summit solo. He widens his lead in the descent and wins the 3rd stage of the Tour de Romandie. The Spaniard moves into the overall race lead, 14 seconds ahead of Geraint Thomas en Richie Porte. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage Tour de Romandie 2021

1. Marc Soler (spa)
2. Magnus Cort (den) + 0.22
3. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
4. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
5. Gorka Izagirre (spa) s.t.
6. Diego Ulissi (ita) s.t.
7. Ilan Van Wilder (bel) s.t.
8. Sep Kuss (usa) s.t.
9. Ion Izagirre (spa) s.t.
10. Rui Costa (por) s.t.

GC after stage 3
1. Marc Soler (spa)
2. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.14
3. Richie Porte (aus) s.t.
4. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
5. Marc Hirschi (swi) + 0.16
6. Mattia Cattaneo (ita) + 0.20
7. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.21
8. Ilan Van Wilder (bel) s.t.
9. Sep Kuss (usa) s.t.
10. Rui Costa (por) + 0.24

11. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 0.26
16. Michael Woods Can) + 0.30
22. Rohan Dennis (aus) + 1.04
25. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 1.28
35. Miguel Ágel López (col) + 2.52

Race report
It’s raining cats and dogs when the riders get underway and it will be wet for the rest of the day. Patrick Bevin, second in the GC, DNS.

Stefan Küng, Sander Armée, Matthias Reutimann, Stefan Bissegger, Charles Quarterman, Kobe Goossens, and Johan Jacobs join forces after 20 kilometres. The seven carve out a lead of more than 4 minutes.

Küng and Goossens head out together in the last lap, while the Swiss champion crashes in the wet descent of the first of the last two climbs. GC leader also goes down in the same descent.

Goossens enters the last climb with a 30 seconds lead, but the peloton brings him back in the last kilometre. Soler counterattacks en he reaches the crest solo.

The Spaniard pushes on, not only winning the race, but also moving into the overall race lead.

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2021 Tour de Romandie.

Tour de Romandie 2021 – stage 3: route, profile, more

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