Vuelta 2020: Bennett outsprints Philipsen, Roglic stays in red

Sam Bennett and Jasper Philipsen survived three tough days at the Vuelta to showcase their fast legs in Ejea de los Caballeros. The young Belgian opens the sprint early, but the Irishman overhauls him just before the line. Primoz Roglic stays in the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage Vuelta a España 2020

1. Sam Bennett (irl)
2. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.
3. Jakub Mareczko (ita) s.t.
4. Pascal Ackermann (ger) s.t.
5. Gerben Thijssen (bel)
6. Matteo Moschetti (ita) s.t.
7. Max Kanter (ger) s.t.
8. Mikhel Räim (est) s.t.
9. Emmanuel Morin (fra) s.t.
10. Magnus Cort (den) s.t.

GC after stage 3
1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. Dan Martin (irl) + 0.05
3. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 0.13
4. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.32
5. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 0.38
6. Sepp Kuss (usa) + 0.44
7. Felix Großschartner (aut) + 1.17
8. Esteban Chaves (col) + 1.29
9. Marc Soler (spa) + 1.55
10. George Bennett (nzl) + 1.57

Race report
Harry Tanfield, Luis Angel Mate, Jesus Ezquerra and Willie Smit attack from the gun to open up a gap of 4 minutes before the peloton takes the reins.

The lead group disintegrates in the last 25 kilometres before it all comes together with 15 kilometres to go.

Jasper Philipsen opens early in the ensuing sprint and Sam Bennett reacts with a powerful jump to pip him at the line.

Primoz Roglic finishes safely in the bunch to retain the maillot rojo.

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2020 Vuelta a España.

Vuelta a España 2020 stage 4: route, profiles, more

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Sam Bennett

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