Tour de Suisse 2024: Nys wins at punchy finish, Bettiol new leader

Thibau Nys - Tour de Suisse 2024: Nys wins at punchy finish, Bettiol new leaderfoto: Cor VosThibau Nys powers to a commanding victory on the uphill home straight in Rüschlikon. The young Belgian keeps Stephen Williams and Alberto Bettiol at bay. The latter is the new overall race leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage 2024 Tour de Suisse

1. Thibau Nys (bel)
2. Stephen Williams (gbr) s.t.
3. Alberto Bettiol (ita) s.t.
4. Roger Adrià (spa) s.t.
5. Paul Lapeira (fra) s.t.
6. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
7. Adam Yates (gbr) s.t.
8. Mattias Skjelmose (den) + 0.03
9. Ben Tulett (gbr) s.t.
10. Richard Carapaz (ecu) s.t.

GC after stage 3
1. Alberto Bettiol (ita)
2. Ethan Hayter (gbr) + 0.06
3. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
4. Stephen Williams (gbr) s.t.
5. João Almeida (por) + 0.09
6. Finn Fisher-Black (nzl) s.t.
7. Mattias Skjelmose (den) s.t.
8. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.10
9. Jan Christen (swi) + 0.11
10. Roger Adrià (spa) + 0.13

14. Tom Pidcock (gbr) + 0.15
15. Maxim Van Gils (bel) + 0.16
17. Egan Bernal (col) s.t.
18. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.17
21. Oscar Onley (gbr) + 0.21
22. Richard Carapaz (ecu) s.t.
25. Sergio Higuita (col) + 0.25
26. Cian Uijtdebroeks (bel) s.t.
30. Lenny Martinez (fra) + 0.30
41. Felix Gall (aut) + 0.42
51. Ion Izagirre(spa) + 0.56
52. Einer Rubio (col) s.t.

Race report
Fabian Lienhard, Johan Jacobs, Roberto Carlos González, Christoph Janssen, and Luca Jenny establish the breakaway early on. The five ride to a maximum lead of 4 minutes.

When the leaders enter the hilly zone, the gap has fallen to 30 seconds. Johan Jacobs heads out alone to extend his lead to 1 minute, but he is caught with 18 kilometres remaining.

Despite several attempts, the pack remains bunched until Marc Hirschi strikes with 3 kilometres to go. He opens up a gap before being caught inside the last kilometre.

Then, Wilco Kelderman launches an attack with a massive gear. Thibau Nys chooses his wheel, and uses the Dutchman as his lead-out for the Belgian. In the final 150 meters, Nys accelerates. Stephen Williams and Alberto Bettiol try to come across, but they fail to do so. Nys wins convincingly.

Bettiol finishes third to take the leader’s jersey.

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2024 Tour de Suisse.

Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 3: video, route, profile

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