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Pelucchi sprints to victory in Tour of Slovakia, Lampaert is third

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The Italian Matteo Pelucchi has Saturday the third stage in the Tour of Slovakia (2.1) won. He took it after 180,6 km from Dubnica nad Vohom to Nitra in the sprint for two riders of Quick-Step Floors: Fabio Jakobsen and Yves Lampaert. Julian Alaphilippe retains his leader’s jersey.

The first attack of the day came in the name of Martin Herring (Slovak republic Banska Bystrica), but the rider was soon swallowed up by the peloton after the first intermediate sprint. Then pulled a duo on the offensive: Patrik Tybor (Slovak republic BB) and Jan Bárta (Elkov-Author). Up reason they have a bonus of five minutes in each other, Quick-Step Floors and Bora-hansgrohe controlled the peloton for a sprint.

The duo was picked up in the slot, the sprint was prepared. Therein showed Matteo Pelucchi is the fastest, good for the second win of Bora-hansgrohe in a row after Friday’s victory, Rüdiger Selig. It was ago of 2015 that the 29-year-old Italian still could cheer. When he won two stages in the Tour of Poland. He b his number profzeges now to to 10.

Julian Alaphilippe to start Sunday in the final ride as a leader.

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