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ToB stage 3

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Russell Downing (recycling.co.uk) tries to break up the break

Stage 3 – September 1: Leeds – Sheffield, 160km

Just got back from the Peaks, where there was some exciting racing to be seen on the slopes of Snake Pass. A small group grew as once again the main field was content to let a few lower GC riders have a go. Great Britain RR Champion Russ Downing made it into the move and looked pretty confident on the climb. But it was Luca Paolini from Quick Step who managed to out fox the breakaway.

More time was lost by some of the favourites for the overall and Nick Nuyens looks pretty safe going into tomorrow’s stage around the East Midlands.

Full report and some more pics to follow

1. Luca Paolini (Ita) Quick.Step 4.27.24
2. Bram Schmitz (Ned) T-Mobile
3. Russell Downing (GBr) Recycling.co.uk/Litespeed 0.02
4. Tony Bracke (Bel) Landbouwkrediet Colnago
5. Ryan Cox (RSA) Barloworld – Valsir
6. Julian Winn (GBr) Wales
7. Jose Luis Martinez Jiminez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana 0.08
8. Dean Downing (GBr) Recycling.co.uk/Litespeed 0.10
9. Wesley Van der Linden (Bel) Chocolade Jacques T-Interim 0.11
10. Roger Aiken (Irl) Ireland

General classification after stage 3

1. Nick Nuyens (Bel) QuickStep 12.44.57
2. Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC 0.07
3. Javier Cherro Molina (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana 0.10
4. Ben Day (Aus) MrBookmaker.com- Sports Tech 0.19
5. Jeremy Hunt (GBr) MrBookmaker.com – Sports Tech 3.50
6. Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step 3.55
7. Yanto Barker (GBr) DFL Driving Force Logistics
8. Bert de Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet Colnago
9. Tom Southam (GBr) Barloworld – Valsir 3.56
10. Peter Mazur (Pol) Navigators Insurance

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