Tour of Valencia 2022: Vlasov solos into leader’s jersey in Queen Stage

Aleksandr Vlasov - Tour of Valencia 2022: Vlasov solos to leader's jersey in Queen Stageimage: Cor VosAleksandr Vlasov attacks on the gravel part of the Queen's stage finish climb and solos to victory. The Russian is the new GC leader in the Tour of Valencia. Remco Evenepoel finishes in eight position and drops to second place, while young Carlos Rodriguez sits in third. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage Tour of Valencia 2022

1. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus)
2. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) + 0.14
3. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.21
4. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 0.29
5. Alejandro Valverde (spa) s.t.
6. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 0.32
7. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 0.35
8. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 0.41
9. Luis León Sánchez (spa) s.t.
10. David de la Cruz (spa) + 0.50

GC after stage 3
1. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus)
2. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 0.32
3. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) + 0.36
4. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.50
5. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 1.02
6. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 1.05
7. Luis León Sánchez (spa) + 1.14
8. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 2.00
9. Pavel Sivakov (rus) + 2.05
10. David de la Cruz (spa) + 2.28

Race report
It takes more than 50 kilometres for the breakaway to take shape. Attila Valter, Lars van den Berg, Jan Tratnik, Nicolas Prodhomme and Sven Erik Bystrøm open up a gap on the first serious uphill test of the day, the Coll de Rates. Fernando Barceló, Dimitri Claeys, Kenny Molly, Valentin Paret-Peintre, Daniel Navarro and Jan Polanc join them. The eleven extend their lead to almost 3 minutes.

Tratnik enters the finish climb in first position, 1.30 minutes of the main group.

Valverde attacks from the peloton inside the last 5 kilometres. The other favourites rejoin the Spaniard and catch Tratnik when the tarmac transforms to gravel.

Fuglsang, Mas, Valverde, Vlasov, Evenepoel, Ciccone, Teuns and Rodriguez open up a gap before Vlasov heads out alone in the last 1.5 kilometres.

The Russian re-enters the tarmac to extend his lead in the final kilometre. Rodriguez and Mas finish in second and third, while overnight leader Evenepoel finishes 41 second later. With two flat stages to go, Vlasov moves into the overall race lead.

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

Tour of Valencia 20222 stage 3: route, profile, tweets

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