Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates) held off the favorites group to win stage 3 at the Criterium du Dauphine after a gutsy ride in the last 65km.
Race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) finished 33 seconds behind in second place to further build on his overall lead in the race, while Thibaut Pinot had to settle for third.
Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) struggled in the last kilometre as he dropped off from the favorites group in another disappointing day for the British team.
“I was in the break from the start with eight guys, and already before the Col de la Madeleine I said ‘we only have three minutes – there’s no way to wait until the finish’,” Formolo said.
“So I said to myself ‘just ride your good rhythm on the Madeleine, and try and get some space between the bunch’. Then I actually thought the last climb started straight after the descent, but it was 10km up and down in the valley. That was really hard – I lost a lot of energy in the valley.
— Critérium du Dauphiné (@dauphine) August 14, 2020
Criterium du Dauphine 2020 – stage 3 results (Corenc – Saint-Martin-de-Belleville):
|1||Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates)|
|2||Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)|
|3||Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ)|
|4||Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)|
|5||Daniel Martinez (EF Pro Cycling)|
|6||Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren)|
|7||Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)|
|8||Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)|
|9||Pavel Sivakov (Team Ineos)|
|10||Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)|
Criterium du Dauphine 2020 – general classification after stage 3:
|1||Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)|
|2||Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ)|
|3||Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)|
|4||Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)|
|5||Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren)|
|6||Daniel Martinez (EF Pro Cycling)|
|7||Egan Bernal (Team Ineos)|
|8||Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)|
|9||Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic)|
|10||Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo)|