Gianni Moscon scores his second stage win at the Tour of the Alps
Gianni Moscon (Ineos Grenadiers) won stage 3 of the Tour of the Alps ahead of Felix Großschsrtner (Bora-Hansgrohe)
The two were part of a four-man break that escaped with 22km to go.
This is Moscon’s second stage win in three days. The 27-year-old won the opening stage.
Race leader Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) maintains his 45-second lead.
“It was a tough stage, but the team was really in control and we did a good job. There were a lot of guys trying for the breakaway because I think today was the last chance. The team did a really good job today to control so today wasn’t so difficult for me,” said Yates.
Stage 4 (168.8km) will challenge riders with a tough go over the Passo Castrin before taking on the Cat 1 Passo Campo and then the Cat 2 Boniprati before a very fast downhill run-in to the finish in Pieve di Bono. Yates, a capable climber, will need to be attentive to attacks by his GC rivals.
2021 Tour of the Alps Stage 3
1 Gianni Moscon (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers 4:04:25
2 Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
3 Michael Storer (Aus) Team DSM 0:00:01
4 Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
5 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Israel Start-up Nation
6 Antonio Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
7 François Bidard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
8 Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious
9 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
10 Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious 0:00:13
2021 Tour of the Alps GC after Stage 3
1 Simon Yates (GBr) Team BikeExchange 10:52:10
2 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:45
3 Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 0:01:04
4 Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-up Nation
5 Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Astana-Premier Tech 0:01:08
6 Jefferson Cepeda (Ecu) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
7 Jai Hindley (Aus) Team DSM 0:01:27
8 Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education-Nippo
9 Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-Nippo 0:01:52
10 Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Team BikeExchange