Blues unscathed after Murten’s sprint (st. 3); Anacona remains in 11th overall

17 June 2019
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Tour de Suisse (st. 3)

Movistar Team keeps its roster safe and calm at first bunch finish in Switzerland; more hills coming up near the end of stage four in Arlesheim.

Former World Champion Peter Sagan (BOH) took a convincing victory at the uphill, cobbled, finish of Murten, end of stage three of the 2019 Tour de Suisse (162.3km), covered with no troubled for any of the Movistar Team riders.

Anacona -top Blue rider in the overall standings, 11th at 29″ from the Slovakian sensation-, Mas, Soler, Carretero, Roelandts, Barbero and Betancur suffered no incidents into a rolling route with just two Cat-3 ascents, an intermezzo between Langnau’s opening weekend and the lumpier stages – yet not big mountains –  on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Lluís Mas crosses Murten’s finish alongside 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas (INS). (c) Vincent Kalut / PN / BettiniPhoto

Stage four will indeed bring a tougher ending section than today’s, with 164 kilometers that include the climbs to Eichenberg (Cat-3) and Hochwald -non-categorized- less than 20km from a flatter end.

Cover picture (c): BettiniPhoto

Male Team 15 - 23 Jun

Tour de Suisse SUI

(3rd Stage) Flamatt - Murten (162.3 km)
  1. 01 Peter Sagan Bora-Hansgrohe 3h39'25"
  2. 02 Elia Viviani Deceuninck - Quick Step "
  3. 03 John Degenkolb Trek-Segafredo "
  4. 22 Lluís Mas Movistar Team "
  5. 31 Carlos Barbero Movistar Team "
  6. 32 Carlos Betancur Movistar Team "
  7. 42 Jürgen Roelandts Movistar Team "
  8. 48 Marc Soler Movistar Team "
  9. 51 Winner Anacona Movistar Team "
  10. 59 Héctor Carretero Movistar Team "
See prov general ranking
  1. 01 Peter Sagan Bora-Hansgrohe 7h51'31"
  2. 02 Kasper Asgreen Deceuninck - Quick Step +10"
  3. 03 Rohan Dennis Bahrain-Merida +11"
  4. 11 Winner Anacona Movistar Team +29"
  5. 20 Lluís Mas Movistar Team +38"
  6. 21 Marc Soler Movistar Team +40"
  7. 24 Carlos Betancur Movistar Team +44"
  8. 48 Héctor Carretero Movistar Team +1'15"
  9. 68 Carlos Barbero Movistar Team +4'34"
  10. 125 Jürgen Roelandts Movistar Team +12'57"
See stage ranking