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Fausto Masnada triumphs on Stage 3

Fausto Masnada triumphs on Stage 3

24/04/2019 at 14:14Updated 24/04/2019 at 15:09

Fausto Masnada (Androni) was allowed to ride unopposed to Stage 3 glory at the Tour of the Alps.

With the Italian nearly two minutes down on the GC leaders, an onlooking group of nine riders did not give chase when he broke clear with 1.4 kilometres remaining.

Video - Masnada cruises to victory in Stage 3

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Stage one winner Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Sky) won the battle behind for second, with Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe) finishing third.

Pavel Sivakov (Team Sky) was marked across the line by Jan Hirt (Astana) as the pair stayed at the top of the overall classification. Sivakov leads his rival by eight seconds.

Stage 3 Results

  • 1 Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 2:58:08
  • 2 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:05
  • 3 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
  • 4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
  • 5 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
  • 6 Alexandr Vlasov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
  • 7 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky
  • 8 Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team
  • 9 Roland Thalmann (Sui) Team Vorarlberg-Santic
  • 10 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec

General Classification

  • 1 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky 11:27:08
  • 2 Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team 0:00:08
  • 3 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:00:23
  • 4 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:35
  • 5 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:37
  • 6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:39
  • 7 Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:01
  • 8 Roland Thalmann (Sui) Team Vorarlberg-Santic 0:01:08
  • 9 Alexandr Vlasov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:01:24
  • 10 Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:01:35
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