Tour of Guangxi: Gaviria completes hat-trick

Colombian extends overall race lead

With victory on stage 3 of the Tour of Guangxi, Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) has won every stage so far, and has secured at least half of the stage wins on offer at the end of season WorldTour race. The Colombian was again imperious, dispatching Max Walscheid (Sunweb) and Magnus Cort (Orica-Scott) in the long straight sprint for the line.

Gaviria also collected a further ten bonus seconds to increase his grip on the red leader’s jersey, while he also holds the blue points jersey and the white 'best young rider' rider jersey. He will take a 13-second lead into stage four ahead of Silvan Dillier (BMC), with Walscheid third at 18 seconds.

“Today it was a strange stage. Short, really fast with a really good breakaway for the for three riders,” Gaviria said. “The final was really crazy. A lot of people in the front. Everybody stays in the front and it is really difficult. The final, a good job by [Max] Richeze and I have the legs for the win. I am really happy today."

After three straight stages for the fast men, stage four of the Tour of Guangxi is expected to see the punchy climbers take centre stage and the battle for the red jersey intensify. The 151km stage, billed as the queen stage of the race, features a summit finish at Nogla that's expected to significantly shape the overall classification.

Although Gaviria has stamped his authority on the race so far, teammate Julian Alaphilippe is expected to be Quick-Step Floors’ man for the mountain.

How it happened

Stage 3 of the Tour of Guangxi saw the peloton roll out of Nanning for four laps of the local 31.4km circuit. An animated start to the race saw several riders jump off the front of the peloton in attempts to force the breakaway.

A trio of Daniel Oss (BMC), Nuno Bico (Movistar) and Jack Haig (Orica-Scott) eventually made it clear and quickly built a two-minute advantage over the bunch. The first sprint point went to Oss after which the peloton decided to slowly reel in the leaders.

With the gap trimmed in half and hovering around the minute mark, the sprint teams controlling the bunch decided on making the catch and ended the breakaway after 70km of racing. On the wide-open circuit around Nanning, the attacks came thick and fast, with multiple riders attempting to force a late move.

Lawson Craddock (Cannondale-Drapac) and Matej Mohoric (UAE Team Emirates) persisted and stuck a move inside the final 25km and pulled out a 50-second advantage.

Under the 10km banner to race, it was gruppo compatto and a controlled run in to the line. Just like the two previous stages, it was Gaviria outkicking his rivals for win number 13 of the 2017 season.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors2:41:57 
2Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb  
3Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-Scott  
4Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
5Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
6Dylan Page (Swi) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
7Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe  
8Andrea Guardini (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
9Moreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
10Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data  
11Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky  
12Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
13Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
14Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
15Michael Morkov (Den) Katusha-Alpecin  
16Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
17Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Dimension Data  
18Marco Mathis (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin  
19Valerio Conti (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
20Nicolas Marini (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
21Miguel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
22Roger Kluge (Ger) Orica-Scott  
23Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team  
24Matej Mohoric (Slo) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
25Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
26Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin  
27Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
28Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
29Oliviero Troia (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
30Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
31Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors  
32Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
33Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data  
34Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
35Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb  
36Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
37Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
38Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors  
39Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team  
40Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
41Jonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
42Jose Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
43Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data  
44Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo  
45Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
46Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
47Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
48Gijs Van Hoeck (Bel) Team LottNl-Jumbo  
49Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Floors  
50Daan Olivier (Ned) Team LottNl-Jumbo  
51Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
52Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team  
53Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
54Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
55Jon Irisarri (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
56Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data  
57Hugh Carthy (GBr) Cannondale-Drapac  
58Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
59Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
60Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
61Meiyin Wang (Chn) Bahrain-Merida  
62Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
63Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
64Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott  
65Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
66Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky  
67Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
68Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-Scott  
69Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
70Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
71Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin  
72Federico Zurlo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
73Adam James Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
74Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
75Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
76Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky  
77Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Bora-Hansgrohe  
78Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky  
79Leopold Konig (Cze) Bora-Hansgrohe  
80Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb  
81Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
82Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo  
83Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
84Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb  
85Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team  
86Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac  
87Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Hansgrohe  
88Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott  
89Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
90Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-Scott  
91Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
92Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin  
93Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
94Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
95Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
96Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
97Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
98Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
99Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-Merida  
100William Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac  
101José Mendes (Por) Bora-Hansgrohe  
102Matteo Bono (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
103Nicolas Dougall (RSa) Dimension Data  
104Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
105Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
106Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data  
107Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
108Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
109Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
110Enzo Wouters (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
111Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky  
112Ángel Vicioso (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin  
113Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:17 
114Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team Sky0:00:18 
115Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo0:00:21 
116Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:01:11 
117Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Sunweb0:01:13 
118Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
119Martin Velits (Svk) Quick-Step Floors  
120Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb  
121Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:03:43 
General Classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors8:45:22 
2Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:13 
3Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb0:00:18 
4Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:24 
5Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:26 
6Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-Scott  
7Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
8Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
9Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb0:00:27 
10Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors  
11Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Floors  
12Jonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
13Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
14Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott  
15Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team0:00:28 
16Nicolas Dougall (RSa) Dimension Data  
17Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team0:00:29 
18Andrea Guardini (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:00:30 
19Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky  
20Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
21Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin  
22Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe  
23Matej Mohoric (Slo) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
24Dylan Page (Swi) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
25Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
26Moreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
27Valerio Conti (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
28Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
29Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
30Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors  
31Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
32Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Dimension Data  
33Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data  
34Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo  
35Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data  
36Marco Mathis (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin  
37Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky  
38Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
39Michael Morkov (Den) Katusha-Alpecin  
40Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
41Miguel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
42Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
43Daan Olivier (Ned) Team LottNl-Jumbo  
44Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky  
45Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
46Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
47Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
48Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
49Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
50Oliviero Troia (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
51Leopold Konig (Cze) Bora-Hansgrohe  
52Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
53Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
54Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
55Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
56Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
57Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
58Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin  
59Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
60Hugh Carthy (GBr) Cannondale-Drapac  
61Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
62Federico Zurlo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
63Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
64Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
65Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
66Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team  
67Adam James Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
68Jon Irisarri (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
69Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky  
70Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb  
71Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Hansgrohe  
72Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
73Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
74Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
75Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-Scott  
76Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team  
77Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
78Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-Scott  
79Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
80Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data  
81Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo  
82Enzo Wouters (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
83Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
84José Mendes (Por) Bora-Hansgrohe  
85Matteo Bono (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
86Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
87Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
88Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
89Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo0:00:51 
90Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:53 
91Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb0:00:57 
92Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-Merida  
93Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:01:00 
94Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:01:05 
95Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac0:01:07 
96Gijs Van Hoeck (Bel) Team LottNl-Jumbo0:01:17 
97Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data0:01:21 
98Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky0:01:22 
99Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:01:30 
100William Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac0:01:35 
101Meiyin Wang (Chn) Bahrain-Merida0:01:37 
102Nicolas Marini (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:01:43 
103Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:44 
104Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:02:14 
105Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott  
106Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
107Jose Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:17 
108Roger Kluge (Ger) Orica-Scott0:02:23 
109Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:43 
110Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:50 
111Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
112Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb0:03:39 
113Ángel Vicioso (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin0:03:40 
114Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:03:43 
115Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team Sky0:03:53 
116Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:03:55 
117Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:04:03 
118Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data0:04:04 
119Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Sunweb0:04:24 
120Martin Velits (Svk) Quick-Step Floors0:06:28 
121Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:08:30 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors45 pts
2Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team34 
3Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb27 
4Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac20 
5Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-Scott13 
6Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe11 
7Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo10 
8Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team8 
9Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe8 
10Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team8 
11Andrea Guardini (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi8 
12Dylan Page (Swi) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
13Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida7 
14Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb6 
15Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors6 
16Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Floors6 
17Jonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
18Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott6 
19Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Dimension Data6 
20Meiyin Wang (Chn) Bahrain-Merida6 
21Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team4 
22Nicolas Dougall (RSa) Dimension Data4 
23Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky4 
24Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida4 
25Moreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto Soudal3 
26Federico Zurlo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi3 
27Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team2 
28Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin2 
29Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb2 
30Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo1 
31Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data1 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team18 pts
2Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team9 
3Jonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA9 
4Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Floors7 
5Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team7 
6Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott4 
7Nicolas Dougall (RSa) Dimension Data3 
8Meiyin Wang (Chn) Bahrain-Merida2 
9Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac1 
Youth Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors8:45:22 
2Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb0:00:18 
3Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:24 
4Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-Scott0:00:26 
5Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
6Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors0:00:27 
7Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Floors  
8Jonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
9Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott  
10Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team0:00:28 
11Nicolas Dougall (RSa) Dimension Data  
12Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky0:00:30 
13Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
14Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin  
15Matej Mohoric (Slo) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
16Dylan Page (Swi) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
17Valerio Conti (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
18Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo  
19Marco Mathis (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin  
20Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
21Miguel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
22Daan Olivier  
23Oliviero Troia (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
24Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
25Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
26Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
27Hugh Carthy (GBr) Cannondale-Drapac  
28Federico Zurlo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
29Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
30Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team  
31Jon Irisarri (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
32Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb  
33Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
34Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data  
35Enzo Wouters (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
36Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
37Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
38Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:01:00 
39Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data0:01:21 
40Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky0:01:22 
41Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:01:30 
42Nicolas Marini (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:01:43 
43Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:02:14 
44Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott  
45Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb0:03:39 
46Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:03:43 
47Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team Sky0:03:53 

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