Tour of the Alps 2022: Kämna wins stage 3, Bilbao still leader

Lennard Kamna - Tour of the Alps 2022: Kämna wins stage 3, Bilbao still leaderimage: Cor VosLennard Kämna wins the 3rd stage on the Tour of the Alps from the breakaway, while Pello Bilbao stays in the overall race lead. Bardet and Valter still sit in second and third. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage 2022 Tour of the Alps

1. Lennard Kämna (ger)
2. Andrey Amador (Cri) + 0.03
3. Jonathan Lastra (spa) + 0.04
4. Natnael Tesfatsion (eri) s.t.
5. Will Barta (usa) s.t.
6. James Piccoli (Can s.t.
7. Vadim Pronskiy (kaz) s.t.
8. Sean Quinn (usa) + 0.57
9. Felix Gall (aut) s.t.
10. Pavel Sivakov (fra) s.t.

GC after stage 3
1. Pello Bilbao (spa)
2. Romain Bardet (fra) + 0.06
3. Attila Valter (hun) + 0.12
4. Felix Gall (aut) + 0.16
5. Pavel Sivakov (fra) s.t.
6. Einer Rubio (col) s.t.
7. Eddie Dunbar (irl) s.t.
8. Thymen Arensman (nld) s.t.
9. Esteban Chaves (col) s.t.
10. Richie Porte (aus) s.t.

Race report
After 50 kilometres the breakaway forms when Lennard Kämna, James Piccolo, José Joaquin Rojas, Natnael Tesfazion, Davide Bais, Igor Arrieta, Unai Iiribar, and Thibaut Pinot join forces. While Chris Hamilton joins the attackers, Rojas, Bais and Arrieta drop behind.

It’s false alarm, as it comes together again. But 20 kilometres later Kämna goes again and along with Amador, Barta, Hamilton, Iribar, Kudus, Lastra, Pronskiy, Piccoli, Rojas, Tesfatsion, Thompson, and Træen the German opens a 4 minutes gap.

Træen and Pronskiy head out together on the Passo Furcia and they reach the summit 1 minute ahead of an elite group. Træen goes down on descent.

Back in the valley the lead group comes partly back together. Kämna, Amador, Barta, Kudus, Lastra, Pronskiy, Piccoli, Tesfatsion, while Kudus loses contact after a mechanical.

Kämna attacks just before the flamme rouge. It’s the decisive move and he wins the stage ahead of Amador, while the GC group finishes almost 1 minute later.

Bilbao stays in the lead ahead of Bardet and Valter.

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2022 Tour of the Alps.

Tour of the Alps 2022 stage 3: route, profile, more

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