Dylan Groenewegen (Team LottoNL-Jumbo) won the bunch sprint ahead of Sondre Holst Enger (Israel Cycling Academy) and Jon Aberasturi (Euskadi – Murias) in the first stage of the Tour of Norway. The Tour of Norway got underway today, with a 186km stage running from Svelvik to Horten. The stage included a category two and category three climb. A break of three riders made it away, Andreas Vangstad (Team Joker Icopal), Øivind Lukkedal (Team Coop) and Audun Brekke Fløtten (Team Virtu Cycling). They were later joined up the road by Erik Nordsaeter Resell (Uno-X Norwegian Development Team). Team Dimension Data worked with Team LottoNL-Jumbo to keep.
Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) extended his lead in the Maglia Rosa, by winning stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia. Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) finished second, followed by Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe). After the long and difficult stage that took place yesterday at the Giro d’Italia, one would have thought the peloton may have taken it slightly easier today, that was not the case. The stage was just 156km, running from Assisi to Osimo and the peloton went on to average over 45km/h for the full day of racing. The stage began with multiple attacks. Jacques Janse van Rensburg, Ben King and Natnael Berhane all tried to make.
The iconic Laguna Seca Raceway played the perfect backdrop to stage three of the Amgen Tour of California. The route was the longest of the race, 197km, from King City to the Raceway. Toms Skujiņš (Trek-Segafredo) barreled quickest down the famous Corkscrew bend to take line honours after the short, sharp climb into the famous circuit. He finished ahead of Sean Bennett (Hagens Berman Axeon) and Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott), who won the bunch sprint for third spot. Tom-Jelte Slagter was part of this group taking eighth place after a strong ride from the Dutchman, who played a support role to Lachlan Morton the previous day.