Short, but challenging - strong day for the Italians

25.06.2019 - 15:28

The third stage has been much shorter than yesterday`s course, but it was not less hard. The stage victory goes to an Italian team.

The fastest rider of the day was again the individual rider Mathias Nothegger (AT), with an overall time of 2:48.15,1. This way he could extend his lead in the overall Masters ranking.

With just a minute behind, Team Argon 18-Hicari - Daniele Terzi and Piero Lorenzini - reached the top of the Passo Tonale as the best team. In the men overall ranking they are second.

Terzi: „Yesterday we suffered, but today it was also hard, because the course was short and qucik and we gave full speed.“

Tirol TEAM-TEC Automation with Daniel Pechtl (AT) and Thomas Gschnitzer (IT) finished with the second podium today and kept their yellow jersey. 

One minute behind came Tom Walther and Nils Kessler (GER) from Team Strassacker/, who bet Erik Franssen und Stefan Verhaaf just before the finish line.

Women lose their lead

The women lost their pink jersey. Team #GFTbe Chicas - Katleen Luypaert and Inge Van den Broeck from Belgium - got second with a  gap of almost four minutes  to the new leader team Linda Stuurman and Carla Mellema (NL).

Mixed-team extend their lead

Exhausted, but with a great lead of almost ten minutes,  the Italian duo Tatiana Guderzo and Carlo Muraro reached the top of the Passo Tonale as the first Mixed team and extended their overall.

In the Masters category  Tom Schotte und Curd Buyck (BE, Team Stadsbader) rode for today's victory. But they have not been fast enough, to take over the leader jersey from Jürgen Pansy and Matthias Wolf (Bernhard Kohl Racing Team), who finished fourth.

The best Grand Masters team of stage three was the Austrian BikeCity & HILL Racingteam - Günter Baringer and Axel Strauss. The overall winners are still Frank De Waele and Hedwig Van Landeghem (BE, Team Wase Wolves).

Foto: Fight for the third podium at the Passo Tonale: Tom Walther and Nils Kessler bet Erik Franssen and Stefan Verhaaf on the last meters. photo: Moritz Ablinger

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