Lachlan Morton wins Stage 3 to take the Yellow Jersey at the Tour Of Utah
Morton (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) outsprinted his breakaway companions Andrew Talansky (Cannondale-Drapac) and Adrien Costa (Axeon Hagen Berman)
The stage started with a break of 6 riders; Pellaud, Neilands, Krasilnikau, Bassett, Zirbell and Perry.
The peloton chased hard at an average of 30 miles an hour. On the lower slopes of Mount Nebo it imploded, leaving just 14 riders in the peloton.
Back in the break, only Pelluad and Krasilnikau remained in front, but they were also caught.
It was here that Morton pulled away with Talansky following. Costa then bridged across.
A chase group consisting of Atapuma (BMC Racing) and Rob Britten (Rally) went ahead to try and catch the breakaway but were unsuccessful.
The 3 man breakaway crested Mount Nebo and took the necessary risks, hitting speeds of around 88 kph to stay clear on the descent into Payson.
With 0.7 miles to go Lachlan Morton put in a final attack that Talansky and Costa couldn't match.
Robin Carpenter of Hincapie Racing Team, who was wearing the leader's yellow jersey, arrived more than four minutes down and lost the lead to the Australian.
Stage 3 Top 20 Tour of Utah
2 COSTA Adrien AXEON 4:24:52. 3.5 BYR
3 TALANSKY Andrew CANNONDALE-DRAPAC 4:24:53. s.t. ELITE
4 ROSSKOPF Joseph BMC RACING 4:26:11. 1:21.9 ELITE
5 BRITTON Rob RALLY 4:26:11. s.t. ELITE
6 ATAPUMA HURTADO Darwin BMC RACING 4:26:11. s.t. ELITE
7 EISENHART Taylor BMC RACING 4:26:13. 1:23.7 BYR
8 REIJNEN Kiel TREK-SEGAFREDO 4:28:46. 3:57.3 ELITE
9 CARPENTER Robin HOLOWESKO 4:28:46. s.t. ELITE
10 CLARKE Jonathan UNITEDHEALTHCARE 4:28:47. s.t. ELITE
11 POWLESS Neilson AXEON 4:28:47. s.t. BYR
12 BRAJKOVIC Janez UNITEDHEALTHCARE 4:28:47. s.t. ELITE
13 SENNI Manuel BMC RACING 4:28:47. s.t. ELITE
14 GEOGHEGAN HART Tao AXEON 4:28:47. s.t. BYR
15 DIDIER Laurent TREK-SEGAFREDO 4:28:47. s.t. ELITE
16 STETINA Peter TREK-SEGAFREDO 4:28:47. s.t. ELITE
17 BUSCHE Matthew UNITEDHEALTHCARE 4:28:47. s.t. ELITE
18 SQUIRE Robbie HOLOWESKO 4:28:47. s.t. ELITE
19 1 DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd CANNONDALE-DRAPAC 4:28:47. s.t. ELITE
20 96 OWEN Logan AXEON 4:30:46. 5:56.8 BYR
General Classification after Stage 3
2. COSTA Adrien AXEON +7 secs
5. ROSSKOPF Joseph BMC RACING +1m 32 secs