Bayern Rundfahrt: Bennett wins stage 3 in Ebern

Irishman takes back the leader's jersey

Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18) took his second stage win at the Bayern Rundfahrt after winning stage 3 in Ebern on Friday. The Irishman sprinted to the stage win, this time edging out Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) and Ramunas Navardauskas (Cannondale-Garmin).

"The was quite hectic," Bennett said. "We were all together on the last five kilometers and I tried, despite the high speed, to put myself in a good position, which wasn't easy at all. I kicked it quite late, only 100 m before the finish. It was real tough final. My team again did a great job. I am happy to have conquered the yellow jersey once again. But in the time trial I don't see many chances for me, to defend my lead. Anyway, it's so fun to race here in Bavaria. The streets are awesome, the atmosphere is awesome and the audience is completely thrilled. A great race!"

Bennett opened the stage race with a win and the overall leader's jersey, however, he lost the jersey to stage 2 winner John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin). Degenkolb finished seventh on the day. Bennett has taken back the overall lead ahead of stage 4's 26.1km time trial in Habfurt on Saturday. Bouhanni is sitting in second place overall at two seconds back and Degenkolb has slipped to third, three seconds back.

An early breakaway of five riders escaped during the opening kilometres of the day's 205km race, however, much like the last two stages, it was reeled back in as the sprinters geared up for a bunch kick to the finish line. The peloton tackled three climbs (one on each of the final finishing circuits of the race), which made for a challenging end to the stage.

The climbs, however, were not selective enough to rid the sprinters from the bunch and Bennett won the sprint to the finish line.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 184:59:33 
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
3Ramuna Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Cannondale - Garmin  
4Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
5Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM-Cycling  
6Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert  
7John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
8Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:02 
9Reinhardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
10Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
11Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert  
12Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
13Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Team Cannondale - Garmin  
14Leonardo Duque (Col) Colombia  
15Andriato De Mattos (Bra) Southeast  
16Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
17Jack Bauer (NZl) Team Cannondale - Garmin  
18Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
19Kristijan Koren (Slo) Team Cannondale - Garmin  
20Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
21Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
22Willi Willwohl (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg  
23Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
24Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18  
25Viachesla Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
26Marco Minnard (Ned) Wanty Groupe Gobert  
27Merhawi Kudus (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka  
28Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Bike Aid  
29Fabian Schormair (Ger) Team Heizomat  
30Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
31Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Team Cannondale - Garmin  
32Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
33Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM-Cycling  
34Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
35Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha  
36Nils Politt (Ger) Team Stölting  
37Lennard Kämna (Ger) Team Stölting  
38Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
39Thomas Degand (Bel) IAM-Cycling  
40Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM-Cycling  
41Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty Groupe Gobert  
42Jonas Tenbrock (Ger) Team Stölting  
43Michael Svendgaard (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
44Jonas Koch (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team  
45Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
46Huub Duijn (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
47Sjoerd Van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
48Bray Ramirez Chacon (Col) Colombia  
49Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Bike Aid  
50Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Bike Aid  
51Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha  
52Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty Groupe Gobert  
53Jan Oelerich (Ger) Team Stölting  
54Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
55Zakkari Jo Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18  
56Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
57Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
58Ca Quintero Norena (Col) Colombia  
59Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Southeast  
60Moreno Moser (Ita) Team Cannondale - Garmin  
61Phili Zwingenberger (Ger) Team Heizomat  
62Mike Terpstra (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
63Winne Anacona Gomez (Col) Movistar Team  
64Theo Reinhardt (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team  
65Christian Koch (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg  
66Rasmus Chris Quaade (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
67Johannes Weber (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
68Leon Rohde (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg  
69Florian Nowak (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
70Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
71Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Southeast  
72Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
73Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM-Cycling  
74Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM-Cycling  
75Samuele Conti (Ita) Southeast  
76Daniel Bichlmann (Ger) Bike Aid  
77Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Southeast  
78Julian Schulze (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
79Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert  
80Carl Soballa (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg0:00:27 
81Laurin Winter (Ger) Team Heizomat0:00:32 
82Georg Loef (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
83Carl Ramirez Botero (Col) Colombia  
84Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM-Cycling  
85Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:37 
86Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka0:00:40 
87Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
88Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:00:47 
89Christian Mager (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:01:02 
90Alex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
91Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:01:04 
92Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:01:12 
93Henning Bommel (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team0:01:14 
94Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:15 
95Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:47 
96Edwar Diaz Cardenas (Col) Colombia0:01:56 
97Valencia Valencia Gonzalers (Col) Colombia  
98Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN-Qhubeka  
99Kai Kautz (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
100Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:20 
101Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
102Matej Mohoric (Slo) Team Cannondale - Garmin  
103Benjamin Edmüller (Ger) Team Heizomat0:00:03 
104Martin Reimer (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg0:00:04 
105Luca Wackermann (Ita) Southeast0:00:06 
106Max Walsleben (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
107Marc De Maar (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
108Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
109Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Bike Aid0:07:01 
110Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team  
111Holger Burkhardt (Ger) Team Heizomat  
112Ole Quast (Ger) Team Stölting  
113Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18  
114Franz Schiewer (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg0:07:04 
115Kersten Thiele (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team0:08:23 
116Domenic Weinstein (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team  
117Michel Koch (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team  
118Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert0:10:07 
119Yannick Mayer (Ger) Bike Aid  
120Thomas Koep (Ger) Team Stölting  
121Leon Berger (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg  
122Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
123Matthias Schnapka (Ger) Bike Aid  
124Gero Walbrül (Ger) Team Heizomat  
125Arnold Fiek (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
126Sascha Starker (Ger) Team Heizomat  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin3 pts
2Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team2 
3Jack Bauer (NZl) Team Cannondale - Garmin1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marc De Maar (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton3 pts
2Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert2 
3Leon Berger (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg1 
Sprint 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jack Bauer (NZl) Team Cannondale - Garmin3 pts
2Kersten Thiele (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team2 
3Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha1 
Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 185 pts
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 
3Ramuna Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Cannondale - Garmin3 
4Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team2 
5Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM-Cycling1 
Moutnain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert3 pts
2Sascha Starker (Ger) Team Heizomat2 
3Leon Berger (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg1 
Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert3 pts
2Sascha Starker (Ger) Team Heizomat2 
3Marc De Maar (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton1 
Mountain 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert3 pts
2Marc De Maar (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton2 
3Sascha Starker (Ger) Team Heizomat1 
Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team14:58:43 
2Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
3Bora-Argon 18  
4MOV Movistar Team  
5Cofidis, Solution Credit  
6IAM Cycling  
7Team Roompot0:00:02 
8CULT Energy Pro Cycling  
9Team Katusha  
10Team Stolting  
11Colombia  
12Bike aid  
13Southeast  
14Team Brandenburg  
15Team Stuttgart  
16Team Heizomat0:00:32 
17Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:35 
18MTN - Qhubeka0:00:40 
19Rad-net-Rose Team0:01:14 
Overall classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 1814:54:58 
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:02 
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:03 
4Jonas Koch (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team0:00:14 
5Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:15 
6Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:16 
7Ramuna Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Cannondale - Garmin  
8Jack Bauer (NZl) Team Cannondale - Garmin0:00:18 
9Marco Minnard (Ned) Wanty Groupe Gobert  
10Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:00:19 
11Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM-Cycling0:00:20 
12Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert  
13Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
14Johannes Weber (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
15Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
16Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha0:00:21 
17Reinhardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:00:22 
18Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert  
19Willi Willwohl (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg  
20Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
21Leonardo Duque (Col) Colombia  
22Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
23Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
24Andriato De Mattos (Bra) Southeast  
25Viachesla Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
26Kristijan Koren (Slo) Team Cannondale - Garmin  
27Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty Groupe Gobert  
28Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Team Cannondale - Garmin  
29Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
30Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Bike Aid  
31Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Team Cannondale - Garmin  
32Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18  
33Fabian Schormair (Ger) Team Heizomat  
34Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
35Sjoerd Van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
36Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
37Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM-Cycling  
38Lennard Kämna (Ger) Team Stölting  
39Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Bike Aid  
40Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
41Nils Politt (Ger) Team Stölting  
42Jonas Tenbrock (Ger) Team Stölting  
43Merhawi Kudus (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka  
44Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
45Phili Zwingenberger (Ger) Team Heizomat  
46Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty Groupe Gobert  
47Ca Quintero Norena (Col) Colombia  
48Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM-Cycling  
49Thomas Degand (Bel) IAM-Cycling  
50Huub Duijn (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
51Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
52Matej Mohoric (Slo) Team Cannondale - Garmin  
53Winne Anacona Gomez (Col) Movistar Team  
54Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
55Bray Ramirez Chacon (Col) Colombia  
56Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
57Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Southeast  
58Zakkari Jo Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18  
59Moreno Moser (Ita) Team Cannondale - Garmin  
60Mike Terpstra (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
61Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Southeast  
62Julian Schulze (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
63Rasmus Chris Quaade (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
64Leon Rohde (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg  
65Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Southeast  
66Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:43 
67Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM-Cycling0:00:45 
68Martin Reimer (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg0:00:46 
69Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM-Cycling0:00:52 
70Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:38 
71Michael Svendgaard (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:02:03 
72Florian Nowak (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
73Valencia Valencia Gonzalers (Col) Colombia0:02:16 
74Edwar Diaz Cardenas (Col) Colombia  
75Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:29 
76Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Bike Aid0:02:39 
77Daniel Bichlmann (Ger) Bike Aid  
78Christian Mager (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
79Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:02:45 
80Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton0:02:47 
81Samuele Conti (Ita) Southeast0:02:48 
82Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha0:02:52 
83Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:59 
84Carl Ramirez Botero (Col) Colombia0:03:18 
85Carl Soballa (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg  
86Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:03:37 
87Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:04:17 
88Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:23 
89Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka0:05:01 
90Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM-Cycling0:05:12 
91Christian Koch (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg0:05:16 
92Jan Oelerich (Ger) Team Stölting0:07:58 
93Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert0:08:21 
94Theo Reinhardt (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team0:08:35 
95Alex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:09:35 
96Franz Schiewer (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg0:09:39 
97Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN-Qhubeka0:10:27 
98Henning Bommel (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team0:10:29 
99Michel Koch (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team0:11:13 
100Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:11:42 
101Laurin Winter (Ger) Team Heizomat0:11:45 
102Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:12:07 
103Kai Kautz (Ger) Team Stuttgart0:12:09 
104Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:20 
105Sascha Starker (Ger) Team Heizomat0:12:44 
106Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert0:12:55 
107Marc De Maar (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton0:13:17 
108Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:13:45 
109Holger Burkhardt (Ger) Team Heizomat0:13:48 
110Domenic Weinstein (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team0:14:23 
111Benjamin Edmüller (Ger) Team Heizomat0:14:44 
112Ole Quast (Ger) Team Stölting0:14:57 
113Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:15:13 
114Thomas Koep (Ger) Team Stölting0:15:19 
115Georg Loef (Ger) Team Stuttgart0:17:32 
116Leon Berger (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg0:19:21 
117Max Walsleben (Ger) Team Stuttgart0:20:23 
118Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:22:48 
119Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Bike Aid0:23:01 
120Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18  
121Luca Wackermann (Ita) Southeast0:23:10 
122Kersten Thiele (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team0:23:49 
123Gero Walbrül (Ger) Team Heizomat0:26:07 
124Arnold Fiek (Ger) Team Stuttgart0:27:29 
125Yannick Mayer (Ger) Bike Aid0:34:48 
126Matthias Schnapka (Ger) Bike Aid0:45:10 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 1812 pts
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits12 
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin11 
4Jonas Koch (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team8 
5Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha7 
6Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team5 
7Jack Bauer (NZl) Team Cannondale - Garmin4 
8Marco Minnard (Ned) Wanty Groupe Gobert4 
9Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM-Cycling4 
10Ramuna Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Cannondale - Garmin4 
11Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team3 
12Marc De Maar (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton3 
13Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team2 
14WEBER, Marcel2 
15Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team2 
16Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin2 
17Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN-Qhubeka2 
18Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert2 
19Thomas Koep (Ger) Team Stölting2 
20Kersten Thiele (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team2 
21Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM-Cycling1 
22Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha1 
23Willi Willwohl (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg1 
24Leon Berger (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg1 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty Groupe Gobert9 pts
2Marco Minnard (Ned) Wanty Groupe Gobert6 
3Sascha Starker (Ger) Team Heizomat5 
4Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka4 
5Marc De Maar (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton3 
6Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
7Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN-Qhubeka2 
8Thomas Koep (Ger) Team Stölting2 
9Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM-Cycling1 
10Christian Koch (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg1 
11Leon Berger (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg1 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wanty - Groupe Gobert44:45:58 
2Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
3Movistar Team  
4Bora-Argon 18  
5IAM Cycling  
6Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
7Cult Energy Pro Cycling44:46:00 
8Team Katusha  
9Team Roompot  
10Colombia  
11Team Stolting  
12Southeast  
13Team Brandenburg44:46:24 
14MTN - Qhubeka44:46:38 
15Team Giant-Alpecin44:47:14 
16Team Stuttgart44:47:41 
17Bike Aid44:48:17 
18Team Heizomat44:48:39 
19Rad-Net Rosa Team44:54:36 
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