Cees Bol (Sunweb) beat Sacha Modolo (Alpecin-Fenix) and Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) to the line in a bunch sprint at Volta ao Algarve.
Arrival / Sprint / Cees Bol of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Celebration / Sacha Modolo of Italy and Team Alpecin-Fenix / Fabio Jakobsen of The Netherlands and Team Deceuninck - Quick Step Red Points Jersey / during the 46th Volta ao Algarve 2020, Stage
And Bol, who claimed three stage wins in his debut season in 2019, made his move 200m from the finish line to collect his first win of the season to deny Deceuninck-QuickStep a third win from three stages in Portugal.
“It is a good way to start the season,” Bol said after the race.
“Today we really nailed it and today I was happy to be able to finish it off.”
Bol holds on to seal Stage 3 success
Deceuninck-QuickStep rider and race leader Remco Evenepoel finished safely in the bunch to remain top of the GC.
“I didn’t lose time so that is really good,” said Evenepoel to the media in the aftermath of the race.
“I just had to defend my jersey. From 3km to go I just let the train to their job but up until then it was stress for me.”