Greg Van Avermaet had pre-set his sights on the third drive in Valencia. “I have seen that it is something for me. A solid profile, the whole time on and off, and an awkward arrival,” was the. And as he had. The olympic champion went into the sprint from the top of the head, the rapid Matteo Trentin could then ‘Golden Greg’ at no time be accelerated.
Luis Léon Sanchez had to settle with the third place, Alejandro Valverde was fourth. The Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen, who was fourteen, was, retained the leader's jersey. He won Wednesday, the openingsetappe. Dylan Teuns finished seventeenth. The Limburger stands as the third recorded in the general classification.
Also Saturday, wait for the riders in the Tour of Valencia, a hilly stage. Sunday ends the race. Then we know the successor of Valverde.
Van Avermaet: “An early victory gives confidence”
#VCV2019 Greg van Avermaet (CCC) gana la 3ª etapa de la @VueltaCV and Chera por delante de Trentin (MTS, 2º), Sánchez (AST, 3º) y @alejanvalverde, 4º y sin perder un solo segundo and meta. pic.twitter.com/yVRs8lF4QnMovistar Team(@ Movistar_Team) link
After Patrick Bevin in the Tour Down Under now also has Greg Van Avermaet a victory bite for the new CCC Team. “It's always fun to have early in the season a victory pack”, was the olympic champion after the end of the third stage in the Tour of Valencia noted.
the leader of The CCC Team took the stage with dot marked, and he made it true in Spain. “It is my first individual victory here in the Tour of Valencia, after 2017, and 2018, with the team time trial, won by BMC”, put out Of the Team from the shore. “It is always nice starting the season with an early victory, and especially at such a tricky course like that of today, where everyone is on his limit. I felt very strong and the team delivered a fantastic job the whole day, but especially during the last climb. It was a matter of good position at the end and that worked me perfectly. I started my sprint perfectly and hoped that no one to me anymore would come. That worked and it is fine for the season to start.”
“In the winter you train hard and you hope to then right for the day to come, but you know that never, of course”, he went on. “It's nice that all the hard work in the winter immediately pays off and translates into a good result, that makes for a good feeling and trust. I felt good in the ride itself and I loved today especially Valverde in the eye, he seemed to me to be this finish, the well-liked. So, I had Valverde expected, but after that climb there were still some strong sprinters. The fact that I have slightly better climb than those made at the end of the difference.”
This is what we love to see! Team celebrations at the finish line