Race: Tour of California, Stage 3
Start/Finish: Pismo Beach/Morro Bay, California, USA
Distance: 119.6 miles/192.5 kilometers
MORRO BAY, CALIFORNIA — Stage 3 of the Tour of California served as the longest day of the six-day American stage race, and Team Novo Nordisk’s David Lozano was determined to leave his mark. Following the neutral start, Ben Wolfe (Jelly Belly presented by Maxxis) attacked, and Lozano was the first to grab his wheel.
Three additional riders followed the move rounding out the breakaway to five. The escapees worked well together and quickly built a gap of more than five minutes despite strong winds.
On 192.5-kilometer stage, Lozano was third through the first intermediate sprint and heading up the day’s only categorized climb, he attacked and took top honors. He held his gap and soloed down the descent before being reabsorbed by the breakaway. Through the second intermediate sprint, the 28-year-old Spaniard grabbed third again.
As the race approached the finish in the coastal town of Morro Bay, Wolfe attacked the break and set off solo. He was eventually reeled in before a technical finish with Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) taking the win.
Team Novo Nordisk Director Lionel Marie
“We knew we had to get into the break and David did it. …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk