Bayern Rundfahrt
Stage 3: Grassau - Neusäß - Stage Details

Less than an hour after Emma Johansson won in Holland, Daryl Impey delivered a second victory for the GreenEDGE family. With the peloton nipping at his heels, the South African soloed across the finish line in Neusäß to win the third stage of Bayern Rundfahrt. It is Impey’s first European win of the year, and his second career victory at the German stage race.

ORICA-GreenEDGE started the day with two objectives. The Australian outfit hoped to keep Christian Meier in the polka dot jersey of mountain classification leader as well as target a stage result. The four rider breakaway that included Heiner Parra (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA), Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing), Sebastian Deckert (LKT Team Brandenburg) and Tino Thömel (Team Stuttgart) played into the team’s plans.

The leading quartet gained a maximum advantage of nearly seven minutes. At the mid-point of the stage, the gap had fallen to 4’10. A combination of teams with an interest in the finale set tempo on the front but none fully committed to the chase until Bewley, Kruopis and Mouris set to work.

With the peloton closing in on the leaders, Voigt launched his signature last ditch effort to evade catch. His breakaway companions were unable to respond to his acceleration. Twenty kilometres from the finish, Voigt was the lone leader.

Voigt was dangling just off the front when Simon Gerrans made his move. He sprung from the bunch on the last time around the circuit with Impey on his wheel. Immediately, Gerrans and Impey opened up a gap on the rest of the field.

“Gerro and I fully committed. We had a small gap on the group behind us, and there were quite a few corners. We took some time around the corners. When we hit the wide straight, I was left to put my head down and keep it going to the end. I was kind of dying in the final, but I had still had a few seconds when I crossed the line.” - Daryl Impey

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 5:43:58
2 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) - Giant-Shimano ST
3 Alexander Porsev (Rus) - Katusha ST
4 Phil Bauhaus (Ger) - Team Stölting ST
5 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) - IAM Cycling ST
6 Raymond Kreder (Ned) - Garmin Sharp ST
7 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) - MTN - Qhubeka ST
8 Davide Vigano (Ita) - Caja Rural - Seguros RGA ST
9 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) - Ag2r La Mondiale ST
10 Alexander Krieger (Ger) - Team Stuttgart ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 5:43:58
27 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
64 Simon Gerrans (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
101 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:49
119 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:58
121 Jens Mouris (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST