Tour de Suisse 2022: Sprint triumph Sagan, Williams still leader

Peter Sagan - Tour de Suisse 2022: Sprint triumph Sagan, Williams still leaderimage: Cor VosThe Tour de Suisse sees the first bunch sprint on the third day of action. Peter Sagan outguns Bryan Coquard on the line, while Stephen Williams stays in the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage 2022 Tour de Suisse

1. Peter Sagan (svk)
2. Bryan Coquard (fra) s.t.
3. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
4. Tom Pidcock (gbr) s.t.
5. Alex Aranburu (spa) s.t.
6. Matteo Trentin (ita) s.t.
7. Cees Bol (nld) s.t.
8. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
9. Mike Teunissen (nld) s.t.
10. Alberto Bettiol (ita) s.t.

71. Maximilian Schachmann (ger) + 0.53
72. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) s.t.
121. Alexey Lutsenko (kaz) + 4.33

GC after stage 3
1. Stephen Williams (gbr)
2. Andreas Kron (den) + 0.06
3. Andreas Leknessund (nor) + 0.07
4. Geraint Thomas (gbr) s.t.
5. Stefan Küng (swi) + 0.10
6. Sepp Kuss (usa) s.t.
7. Marc Hirschi (swi) s.t.
8. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) s.t.
9. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
10. Adam Yates (gbr) s.t.

11. Remco Evenepoel (bel) s.t.
12. Sergio Higuita (col) s.t.

Race report
Matthias Reutimann is the first attacker. Quinn Simmons, Stefan Bissegger and Manuele Boaro rejoin him and moments later Philippe Gilbert and Joe Rosskopf track him down as well. The six open up a 3.30 minutes gap before the peloton takes the reins.

The gap has fallen to 1.30 minutes with 40 kilometres remaining. Which inspires Bissegger and Simmons to head out together. On the summit they are with four, as Gilbert and Rosskopf are back.

Bissegger strikes again just before descending towards the finishing circuit. He crosses the line with a lead of 40 seconds over his former companions, while the peloton is 1.10 minutes in arrears.

Bissegger’s solo is over with 11 kilometres remaining before a crash takes down Schachmann, second on GC, inside the last 5 kilometres.

The race comes down to a sprint with Sagan taking the spoils. The former World Champion takes his first win in 2022, pipping Bryan Coquard.

Stephen Williams still leads the Tour de Suisse.

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2022 Tour de Suisse.

Tour de Suisse 2021 stage 3: route, profile, more

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