- - Paris-Nice 2023 Stage 3

Paris-Nice 2023 Stage 3

Jumbo-Visma won today’s team time trial of Paris-Nice, after the Dutch squad edged out EF Education-EasyPost with the fastest time along the 32.2 kilometer course in Dampierre-en-Burly.

Today’s time trial featured new rules, wherein the clock was stopped after the first rider crossed the line rather than the fourth or fifth. As a result, Magnus Cort moved into the overall race lead, after the EF Education-EasyPost rider surged ahead of his teammates during the closing meters in a bid to beat Jumbo-Visma’s time. Although, the Danish rider fell one second short.

Nathan Van Hooydonck (Jumbo-Visma) now lies second overall, one second down on Van Hooydonck, while Jonas Vingegaard moves up to fifth overall at three seconds.

In the meantime, Jayco Alula finished in third, bolstering Simon Yates’ overall chances, while Groupama-FDJ took third at 14 seconds to keep David Gaudu in the hunt, with Tadej Pogačar limited his losses to 23 seconds at the head of the UAE Team Emirates effort.

Ineos Grenadiers and Bahrain-Victorious were the biggest losers of the day, losing over 45s to the winners.

The general classification is now an interesting mix of overall leaders, time trial specialists and punchier riders, with Vingegaard, Yates, Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost), Pogačar and David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) all within 15 seconds of each ahead of stage four’s summit finish.


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