Stage 3 : Antelope Island to North Salt Lake, 138.3km
Hermans doubles up with a second solo win
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.
|1||HERMANS Ben||Israel Cycling Academy||3:20:27|
|2||MURPHY Kyle||Rally UHC Cycling||0:07|
|3||EG Niklas||Trek – Segafredo||0:08|
|4||SWIRBUL Keegan||Floyd’s Pro Cycling||,,|
|5||PICCOLI James||Elevate – KHS Pro Cycling||,,|
|6||CRADDOCK Lawson||EF Education First||0:11|
|7||DOMBROWSKI Joe||EF Education First||0:21|
|8||BADILATTI Matteo||Israel Cycling Academy||0:36|
|9||BOWDEN Scott||Team BridgeLane||,,|
|10||ALMEIDA João||Hagens Berman Axeon||0:42|
Stage 3 results and GC