Sitting second overall heading into the queen stage, Leon Heinschke raced to 20th place on day three of Circuit des Ardennes, sliding back one place overall to third at the end of the day.
It was a fast attacking start to the 167 kilometre stage before a break of eight formed after 10 kilometres. Their gap grew to four minutes 15 second before gradually being closed down by peloton. The attacks started early from behind with Development Team DSM getting in the mix with firstly Leo Hayter trying hard to break clear but eventually closed down.
The attacks served to shave more time off the leaders’ advantage and on the final laps the race was back together but with a much reduced peloton. There were still four of the guys in the lead group at the finish behind one rider, Daniel Turek, who went clear in the final kilometres and stayed away to take the stage win.
Heinschke retains a podium placing overall as well as the jersey of best young rider heading into tomorrow’s final stage.
|1||TUREK Daniel||Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels||4:16:07||7|
|2||FLYNN Sean||SEG Racing Academy||0:06||3|
|3||LØLAND Sakarias Koller||Uno-X Dare Development Team||,,||1|
|1||ERIKSSON Lucas||Riwal Cycling Team||11:57:13|
|2||ZAHÁLKA Matěj||Elkov - Kasper||0:14|
|3||HEINSCHKE Leon||Development Team DSM||0:15|
|1||FLYNN Sean||SEG Racing Academy||32|
|2||BAX Sjoerd||Metec - Solarwatt p/b Mantel||31|
|3||ZAHÁLKA Matěj||Elkov - Kasper||26|
|1||HEINSCHKE Leon||Development Team DSM||11:57:28|
|2||VAN BOVEN Luca||Lotto - Soudal U23||0:55|
|1||COQUERET Louis||Leopard Pro Cycling||28|
|2||JARNET Maxime||Velo Club Villefranche Beaujolais||19|
|3||HAYTER Leo||Development Team DSM||16|
|1||Elkov - Kasper||35:53:31|
|2||Development Team DSM||1:00|
|4||Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels||3:18|
|5||Bingoal WB Development Team||3:26|
|6||SEG Racing Academy||4:02|
|7||Uno-X Dare Development Team||4:25|
|8||Swiss Racing Academy||4:39|
|9||Team Pro Immo Nicolas Roux||8:54|
|10||Velo Club Villefranche Beaujolais||10:03|