Today’s third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico lead the peloton over 203 km from Cascina to Arezzo. The short but steep uphill finish suited Greg van Avermaet (BMC) best. The Belgian took the win from Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-QuickStep) and also moved into the Blue Leader Jersey. A breakaway of five got away early on the Tuscan roads. Nicola Boem (Bardiani CSF), Danilo Wyss (BMC), Carlos Quintero (Colombia), Chad Haga (Giant-Alpecin) and Rick Flens (LottoNL-Jumbo) were able to built up a solid lead of over 14 minutes. In the final stages of today’s race Haga and Boem decided to drop their breakaway companions, but.
youcef Youcef Reguigui sprinted to eighth place in the sixth and shortest stage of the Tour de Langkawi. The MTN-Qhubeka p/b Algerian successfully defended his third place overall, just one position behind his team mate Natnael Berhane. Race leader Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge) won the mass sprint again to maintain his race lead, with Jakub Mareczko (Southeast) and Chris Sutton (Sky) second and third. A four-man group got away directly from the start of the 96.6km long stage from Maran to Karak. It was caught again with only five km to go, and MTN-Qhubeka moved to the front of the field to help set up the.