Gree-Tour of Guangxi
Stage 3: Nanning City to Nanning City - Stage Details

The law of averages dictates that a win may be coming for ORICA-SCOTT at the Tour of Guangxi as Magnus Cort came close yet again in a tightly contested sprint with the Dane taking third place on stage three.

Stage three retuned to a predominantly flat urban circuit around Nanning with another early breakaway move going up the road over the first 20kilometres.

The move included Jack Haig for ORICA-SCOTT with the Australian GC hopeful looking to gain some bonus seconds. The trio stayed away until past the halfway point before fresh impetus from the peloton brought the move back.

Attacks peppered the closing kilometres, but as expected the race was altogether and lined out for a bunch sprint with less than five kilometres remaining.

Race leader Fernando Gaviria (QuickStep-Floors) took his third straight victory in a close sprint with Cort finishing strongly for a solid third place.

“It was a really good performance and result for us today,” said sport director Matt Wilson. “It was the plan to try and get Jack into the early move and try to gain some bonus seconds ahead of tomorrow’s big GC day. Every second counts and he did really well to make sure he was up there.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Fernando Gaviria (COL) - Quick-Step Floors 2:41:57
2 Max Walscheid (GER) - Team Sunweb ST
3 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
4 Niccolo Bonifazio (ITA) - Bahrain-Merida ST
5 Wouter Wippert (NED) - Cannondale-Drapac ST
6 Dylan Page (SWI) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ST
7 Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) - Bora-Hansgrohe ST
8 Andrea Guardini (ITA) - Team UAE Abu Dhabi ST
9 Moreno Hofland (NED) - Lotto Soudal ST
10 Bernhard Eisel (AUT) - Dimension Data ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
22 Roger Kluge (GER) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
64 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
68 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
88 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
90 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-SCOTT ST