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Matthews takes yellow jersey after winning stage 3 in Tour de Suisse

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Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) got one back on the man who denied him a World Championship in 2015, winning a thrilling sprint over Peter Sagan in stage 3 of the Tour de Suisse.

With Michael Matthews starting the day just one second behind the overall race leader and Tom Dumoulin one place behind in third position overall, it was up to Team Sunweb to help keep control of proceedings towards the head of the peloton to bring things back together for the sprint.

On the approach to the finale it was a fight for position in preparation for the sprint. Team Sunweb were there with three men around Michael Matthews, and as the road turned to cobble on the approach to the finish the team were in prime position for the finale.

Nikias Arndt finished off what was a perfect lead out and delivered Matthews to the front with 150 metres to go. Michael Matthews was able to finish off the team’s work to take the victory at stage 3. His efforts also mean he takes over the lead in the overall standings to wear the leaders jersey.

Tour de Suisse 2017 – stage 3 results (Menziken – Bern):

1 Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb)

3:49:48

2 Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)

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3 John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo)

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4 Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)

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5 Michael Albasini (Orica-Scott)

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6 Patrick Bevin (Cannondale-Drapac)

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7 Arthur Vichot (FDJ)

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8 Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors)

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9 Jan Bakelants (AG2R)

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10 Damiano Caruso (BMC)

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General classification after stage 3:

1 Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb)

8:18:47

2 Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

+10”

3 Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)

+11”

4 Damiano Caruso (BMC)

+19”

5 Michael Albasini (Orica-Scott)

+20”

6 Patrick Bevin (Cannondale-Drapac)

+22”

7 Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors)

+23”

8 John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo)

+24”

9 Jon Izaguirre (Bahrain Merida)

+25”

10 Marc Soler (Movistar)

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