Tour de Suisse 2016 Stage 3: Stage win and leader’s jersey Sagan after show of strength

Peter Sagan 2016At 192 kilometres, stage 3 in the Tour de Suisse is a race on hilly roads. For the second day in a row it is raining cats and dogs, while Sagan attacks on a climb with 12 kilometres left to join leaders Dillier and Albasini to best them in the sprint. The chasing peloton is 3 seconds down. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage Tour de Suisse

1. Peter Sagan (svk)
2. Michael Albasini (swi) s.t.
3. Silvan Dillier (swi) s.t.
4. Maximiliano Richeze (arg) + 0.03
5. Jurgen Roelandts (bel) s.t.
6. Jhonatan Restrepo (col) s.t.
7. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
8. Rui Costa (por) s.t.
9. Simon Geschke (aut) s.t.
10. Christopher Juul Jensen (den) s.t.

GC after the 3rd stage
1. Peter Sagan (svk)
2. Jürgen Roelandts (bel) + 0.03
3. Silvan Dillier (swi) s.t.
4. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 0.13
5. Tim Wellens (bel) + 0.14
6. Gorka Izagirre (spa) + 0.17
7. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
8. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.18
9. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.19
10. Simon Geschke (aut) + 0.20

17. Andrew Talansky (usa) + 0.33
19. Tejay van Garderen (usa) + 0.35
21. Simon Spilak (slo) + 0.38
29. Warren Barguil (fra) + 0.44
31. Rui Costa (por) + 0.45

Race report

After 14 kms Silvan Dillier gets clear and he is accompanied by Bystom, Rast, Samoilau, Pires, Tolhoek, Duijn and Paris-Roubaix winner Mathew Hayman. They race to a gap at over 5 minutes. In the last 40 kms Rast, Samoilau and Pires are dropped.

When the gain is down to under 1 minute Tolhoek is dropped while Albasini bridges over.

When hitting the last climb, Schöneberg, the gap is half a minute. Dillier and Albasini are the first to crest, while Sagan leaves the peloton to join the two leaders in the drop.

Sagan pushes so hard the other two can barely hold his wheel, let alone work along with him. No sweat. The World Chmpion does it on his won and he sprints to victory, 3 seconds ahead of the chasing peloton.

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