Sagan takes second straight victory at the Tour de Suisse

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) put on an amazing show to make it two in a row at the Tour de Suisse when he won today’s third stage in impressive fashion.

With a powerful attack on the final climb, he caught Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEDGE) and Silvan Dillier (BMC) and finally beat the Swiss pair in a 3-rider sprint. Maximilano Richeze (Etixx-QuickStep) won the sprint for fourth three seconds later.

With the bonus seconds and small gap, Sagan takes the race lead with a 3-second advantage over Roeleandts and Dillier. He should have a relatively easy day in tomorrow’s fourth stage which is the flattest of the race. There’s an early category 2 climb but from there it is a flat run until the riders face a relatively easy category 3 climb. The top comes with 9.9km to go and then it’s a downhill and flat run to the finish where the sprinters are expected to get their final chance.

Tour de Suisse 2016 – stage 3 results (Grosswangen – Rheinfelden):

1 Peter Sagan (Tinkoff)

4:31:17

2 Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEDGE)

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3 Silvan Dillier (BMC)

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4 Maximiliano Richeze (Etixx – Quick-Step)

+03”

5 Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal)

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6 Jhonatan Restrepo (Katusha)

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7 Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEDGE)

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8 Rui Costa (Lampre – Merida)

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9 Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin)

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10 Christopher Juul Jensen (Orica-GreenEDGE)

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General classification after stage 3:

1 Peter Sagan (Tinkoff)

9:14:13

2 Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal)

+03”

3 Silvan Dillier (BMC)

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4 Jon Izaguirre (Movistar)

+13”

5 Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)

+14”

6 Gorka Izaguirre (Movistar)

+17”

7 Wilco Kelderman (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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8 Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEDGE)

+18”

9 Geraint Thomas (Sky)

+19”

10 Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin)

+20”

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