Vuelta al Pais Vasco: Stephen Cummings triumphs on stage three

Stephen Cummings (Dimension Data) held off a bulging pack to take victory on stage three at Vuelta al Pais Vasco.

The British rider’s surprise burst in the final kilometre caught his rivals off-guard, allowing him to cross the line narrowly ahead of Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) and Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo).

Stage two victor Mikel Landa (Team Sky) retained the leader’s jersey. He boosts a one-second lead over Wilco Kelderman (Team LottoNl-Jumbo). Sergio Henao (Team Sky) sits in third, five seconds off the pace.

Stage three results

1 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data 5:01:57
2 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
3 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
4 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx – Quick-Step
5 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team
6 Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling
7 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal
8 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
9 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha
10 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky

General classification

1 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky 13:39:35
2 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:01
3 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky 0:00:05
4 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:00:09
5 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team 0:00:11
6 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 0:00:13
7 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre – Merida 0:00:15
8 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
9 Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
10 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ

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