Asgreen wins stage 3 in Tour of Germany as Stuyven takes lead


Kasper Asgreen claimed victory on the third and penultimate stage of the Tour of Germany in Eisenach on Saturday as Jasper Stuyven grabbed the overall lead.

Asgreen, who won the Tour of California in May, edged out Stuyven after the pair had broken clear near the end of the 189km ride from Goettingen.

The Deceuninck-Quick-Step man and Stuyven finished 17 seconds ahead of a group of 15 riders.

Julian Alaphilippe led for long periods on Saturday with Mads Pedersen before the duo were caught 25km from the finish.

Stuyven now leads Sonny Colbrelli by 13 seconds in the overall standings and now looks set to take victory, ahead of bigger names including former Tour de France champions Geraint Thomas and Vincenzo Nibali.

“We protected Jasper as much as we could on the penultimate climb and then he was in the 25-rider group to get in with Asgreen,” said Stuyven’s teammate Julien Bernard. “For tomorrow, it’s going to be a big fight.”

Sunday’s final stage keeps the peloton in the Thuringian forest with an undulating course to Erfurt.

Deutschland Tour 2019 – stage 3 results (Göttingen – Eisenach):

1Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


2Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)


3Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrian-Merida)


4Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


5Tom-Jelte Slagter (Dimension Data)


6Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb)


7Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo)


8Jens Keukeleire (Lotto Soudal)


9Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)


10Jhonatan Narvaez (Team Ineos)



Deutschland Tour 2019 – general classification after stage 3:

1Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)


2Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrian-Merida)


3Alexey Lutsenko (Astana)


4Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


5Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb)


6Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)


7Tom-Jelte Slagter (Dimension Data)


8Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma)


9Jens Keukeleire (Lotto Soudal)


10Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo)



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