15th The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah : Stage 3

Stage 3 : Antelope Island to North Salt Lake, 138.3km

Hermans doubles up with a second solo win

NORTH SALT LAKE, UT – AUGUST 15: Stage 3 of the Larry H. miller Tour of Utah on August 15, 2019 in North Salt Lake, Utah. (Photo by Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)

Israel Cycling Academy’s Ben Herman knew that the first full day in the leader’s jersey was no day to relax. After an epic solo win on Powder Mountain the Belgian could have allowed his opponents to come to him, but instead, after biding his time for most of the day’s 139km, with one kilometre to go Herman launched a ferocious move that saw those rivals outwitted and out-gunned.

The speed of the attack saw him catch and pass the two leaders Kyle Murphy (Rally UHC Cycling) and stage one winner Lawson Craddock (EF Education First) to take the stage by 7″ over Murphy with Niklas Eg ( Trek – Segafredo ) third, closely followed by James Piccoli. The result extended Herman’s lead to 44″ over Piccoli with Eg at 1’06”. Murphy moves up to fourth spot overall, pushing compatriot Peter Stetina (Trek – Segafredo) down into fifth.

Top 10

1 HERMANS BenIsrael Cycling Academy3:20:27
2 MURPHY KyleRally UHC Cycling0:07
3 EG NiklasTrek – Segafredo0:08
4 SWIRBUL KeeganFloyd’s Pro Cycling,,
5 PICCOLI JamesElevate – KHS Pro Cycling,,
6 CRADDOCK LawsonEF Education First0:11
7 DOMBROWSKI JoeEF Education First0:21
8 BADILATTI MatteoIsrael Cycling Academy0:36
9 BOWDEN ScottTeam BridgeLane,,
10 ALMEIDA JoãoHagens Berman Axeon0:42

Stage 3 results and GC