Tour of California: Peter Sagan wins stage three in Morro Bay

Tour of California: Peter Sagan wins stage three in Morro Bay

Peter Sagan

 

Slovakian Peter Sagan turned on the engine during the final, hilly part of the third Tour of California stage and made it first to the victory.

 

Sagan, two times world champion, gave an epic cycling performance during the 192.5 km stage in Morro Bay, CA. Despite that, his teammate Rafal Majka was able to retain the yellow jersey leading the team since Monday after winning stage two.  For Sagan, this is his 16th stage victory in his career until now.

 

The first stage of this seven-day race included a significantly violent crash by Toms Skujins who suffered major concussion, broken collarbone and other injuries that forced him to withdraw from the tour.

 

The fourth 169.5 km route takes place in Santa Barbara and ends in Santa Clarita. The riders will take on four categorized climbs. This year, is the first time Tour of California is staged as part of the World Tour.

 

Stage three classification

 

1. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe, in 4-53-26

2. Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin

3. Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates

4. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin

5. Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team

6. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data

7. Taylor Phinney (USA) Cannondale-Drapac

8. Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb

9. Travis Mccabe (USA) UnitedHealthcare

10. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb, all same time

 

 

General classification of Tour of California after the third stage results

 

1. Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe, in 12-22-43

2. George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo, at 2s

3. Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky, at 14s

4. Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data, at 16s

5. Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo, at 45s

6. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team, at 48s

7. Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb

8. Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac

9. Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors

10. Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates, all same time

 

 


Posted on Categories Cycling, News & StoriesTags , , , , , , , ,
Would you like to write with us? got some interesting stories and experiences you would like to share? please email them to info@trifind.com
Tour of Britain

  One of the most important stages of the major British cycling race is officially set to start in a town that is known to have banned every ordinary cyclist from riding on its streets…   Among many other cyclists to compete is also Mark Cavendish. They will set off…

Read More >>
Ironman

  You can do it! No one can ever doubt it. If you decide to do an Ironman, then anything is possible, you can even win that thing even though it might be the first time you get do it. Well, we don’t want to demoralize you, but, it’s best…

Read More >>
Dylan Teuns

Belgian cyclist, Dylan Teuns has officially recorded his eighth win in just two weeks after being able to get the stage and overall victory at the general classification in 2017’s Arctic Race of Norway.   And while many, along with race’s ambassador and Norawy’s Prime Minister Erna Soberg, who cut…

Read More >>
cyclist dies Melbourne

  A cyclist has lost his life while competing in the Victorian Maters Road Championship in South-east Melbourne a couple of hours ago. The athlete died after losing control of his bicycle which made him collide with a passing four-wheel vehicle.   The cyclist, age 50, was unable to survive…

Read More >>

Race Calendars