Bahrain Victorious’ Sonny Colbrelli secured victory as he sprinted on a hill finish at Stage 3 of the Criterium du Dauphine.
The event is generally used as a warm-up for the Tour de France, and the stage in Saint-Haon-le-Vieux saw Colbrelli hold off a tough challenge from Alex Aranburu (Astana-Premier Tech).
Italian rider Colbrelli already had two second-place finishes so far this week, but launched a perfectly timed sprint to overtake Aranburu with around 150 metres of the race remaining.
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Third place went to climb specialist Brandon McNulty of UAE Team Emirates, who was able to finish just ahead of Trek-Segafredo’s Jasper Stuyven.
While Colbrelli cut the lead at the top, he is second in the General Classification behind current leader Lukas Postlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe).
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