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Mullen wins stage 3 time trial, Ganna grabs hold of overall lead in San Juan

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Ryan Mullen

Ryan Mullen (Trek-Segafredo) won the time trial on stage 3 of the Vuelta a San Juan as Filippo Ganna (UAE Team Emirates) moved into the overall lead of the race.

The 23-year-old clocked a time of 17:43 on the 14.4km out-and-back course in San Juan, raced on road bikes, with Filippo Ganna finishing second at 25 seconds and Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe) finishing third at 30 seconds, a fraction of a second quicker than Gregory Daniel (Trek-Segafredo).

“The course was very well suited to me, maybe I would have preferred it a little bit longer, but it was pretty close to being perfect for me. But I misjudged the pacing a little bit; I went out a little bit too hard and then the last four kilometers it was a pretty hard headwind, and I kind of came off the pace a little bit there”, said Mullen.

“I really suffered in the heat as well for the last four or five minutes, so it was more a case of just hanging on and keeping a little bit of rhythm and not lose too much time. Luckily I held on!”

Vuelta a San Juan 2018 – stage 3 results (San Juan – San Juan ITT):

1 Ryan Mullen (Trek-Segafredo)

17:43

2 Filippo Ganna (UAE Team Emirates)

+25”

3 Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)

+30”

4 Gregory Daniel (Trek-Segafredo)

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5 Oscar Sevilla (Medellin-Inder)

+36”

6 Winner Anacona (Movistar)

+38”

7 Omar Mendoza (Medellin-Inder)

+44”

8 Remi Cavagna (Quick-Step Floors)

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9 Eduardo Sepulveda (Movistar)

+50”

10 Jhonatan Narvaez (Quick-Step Floors)

+52”

General classification after stage 3:

1 Filippo Ganna (UAE Team Emirates)

6:58:37

2 Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)

+05”

3 Oscar Sevilla (Medellin-Inder)

+11”

4 Omar Mendoza (Medellin-Inder)

+19”

5 Eduardo Sepulveda (Movistar)

+25”

6 Ricardo Escuela (Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima)

+27”

7 Winner Anacona (Movistar)

+35”

8 Jhonatan Narvaez (Quick-Step Floors)

+43”

9 Kanstantin Siutsou (Bahrain-Merida)

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10 Matti Cattaneo (Androni-Sidermec-Bottecchia)

+45”