Stage 3 - Essen to Hoogerheide - 166 km
07:16 US Eastern, 13:16 Europe - GC after stage 3
08:20 US Eastern, 14:20 Europe - Stage 3 Top 10
08:19 US Eastern, 14:19 Europe - As expected fastest rider in breakaway was Taco and he didn't miss it. Sagan won peloton sprint, there were some splits in peloton.
08:19 US Eastern, 14:19 Europe - Peloton didn't ctahc the breakaway, they duked it out!
08:14 US Eastern, 14:14 Europe - TACO VAN DER HOORN WINS STAGE 3!
08:14 US Eastern, 14:14 Europe - Kelderman has hit the deck!
08:11 US Eastern, 14:11 Europe - 4,5 to go. 35''. Campenaerts attacking from peloton
08:11 US Eastern, 14:11 Europe - 6.5 km to go. Ewan back in peloton behind cars. Golden Km.
08:10 US Eastern, 14:10 Europe - Another big name has been dropped out of the peloton: Elia Viviani.
08:09 US Eastern, 14:09 Europe - 7 k m to go: 59''. Decenuinck and Jumbo-Visma increasing the chase pace
07:55 US Eastern, 13:55 Europe - 13 to go. 1' - Also puncture for Caleb Ewan
07:54 US Eastern, 13:54 Europe - Last 20 km here: 1'08'' for breakaway with Battistella, Van der Hoorn, Norsgaard Jorgensen, Durbridge, Willems
07:15 US Eastern, 13:15 Europe - Hello, welcome to coverage of stage 3 of the Benelux Tour
Wednesday 1 September - At 168.3 kilometres, the route of the 3rd stage leads from Essen to Hoogerheide. Flat roads again. A bunch sprint is next to certain.
Essen is a regular host of stage starts at the Benelux Tour and its predecessors, but a stage finish would be something new.
It’s not for this edition though. The riders clip into their pedals on Heuvelplein – or Hill Square -, which is misleading as there will be no climbs today. They head for Hoogerheide before the route concludes with three 29.4 kilometres laps.
Starting 5.2 kilometres before the finish, the Golden Kilometre serves three opportunities to win time bonuses of 3, 2 and 1 seconds within 1,000 metres. The first three riders on the line take 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
The 3rd stage of the Benelux Tour starts at 10.30 and the race is expected to finish around 15.00 – both are local times.