Australia's Cameron Bayly wins uphill finish and takes overall lead

Duque and Fonzi complete the podium

Australia's Cameron Bayly of Taiwanese outfit Attaque Gusto took the overall lead at the Tour of Taihu Lake after taking the first international victory of his career at the age of 26.

Atop the unprecedented finish of Tianhuangping, at 860m above sea level, Bayly caught the Professional Continental teams by surprise as they marked each other and won alone, four seconds clear of the peloton. Delko Marseille-Provence-KTM's Leonardo Duque from France and Italy's Giuseppe Fonzi of Wilier-Southeast sprinted for second and third places.

"There were a lot of attacks. I just kept following, trying not to go too early. I saw an opportunity with one kilometre to go and I just hit it as hard as I could and just hold on till the line. I didn't look back once," Bayly explained.

"Up the hill I was on a big ring the whole time. It was just fast with a lot of attacks. It was like following moves on a flat road race and sit out of the wind as much as possible.

"It's a very big win for me," the Australian added.

"I haven't had the best year to show myself. I'm really happy to get this result. I got a bit more confidence from my third place in the prologue. But I've been a bit sick but I'm still riding well. I've just got a bit of a blocked nose and things like that. It just worked out today."

Bayly's acceleration with one kilometre to go surprised the European-based riders who expected a sprint finish between the survivors of the front group.

"Initially we had trainee Lucas De Rossi in the move up the hill but he wasn't riding," explained Duque who was born a Colombian but now races on a French license and is actually doing the last race of his career at the Tour of Taihu Lake.

"Thomas Vaubourzeix rode well for me behind so I could play the victory. When the Australian attacked, the Wilier riders, Colombia's Mauricio Ortega and myself just watched each other. He profited from it. Then I sprinted for second. I'm a bit disappointed but that's how it is.

"It's been very animated with attacks because there wasn't any team to set the tempo and keep the race together," echoed Fonzi of Wilier-Southeast

"My team-mate Yonder Godoy tried a few times but there was always someone to catch him. I was at the limit. I didn't expect to go so well. Maybe I was a bit afraid because I’m not use to finishing at the front anymore. Unfortunately we let the guy from Attaque Gusto go and when I made my move with 300 metres to go, it was too late. In the last 20 metres, Duque passed me as well.

"However, it's a result that gives me a good morale and pleases me because I worked so much in the last two months to arrive here in good shape to help Jakub Mareczko win stages. But we're also up there on GC and we'll see in the coming days if there is a possibility to move up."

Bayly only has fifteen seconds lead over Fonzi in the overall classification, while Godoy sits in third place at eighteen seconds with four stages to go. Another bunch sprint finish expected in Wujiang on stage four on Wednesday. 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cameron Bayly (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto2:41:00 
2Leonardo Fabio Duque (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence Ktm0:00:04 
3Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast  
4Mauricio Ortega Ramirez (Col) Rts - Santic Racing Team  
5Oleksii Kasianov (Ukr) Jilun - Shakeland Cycling Team  
6Peter Schulting (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:06 
7Yonder Godoy (Ven) Wilier Triestina-Southeast  
8Meiyin Wang (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team0:00:08 
9Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Rts - Santic Racing Team0:00:13 
10Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) Rts - Santic Racing Team0:00:26 
11Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:00:29 
12Lucas De Rossi (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence Ktm0:00:31 
13Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence Ktm  
14Sergiy Grechyn (Ukr) Jilun - Shakeland Cycling Team0:00:47 
15Ben Hill (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto  
16Sven Van Luijk (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:48 
17Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
18Victor Nino Corredor (Col) Rts - Santic Racing Team  
19Yehor Dementyev (Ukr) Isd - Jorbi Continental Team0:00:50 
20Alex Diniz Correia (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour  
21Kanstantsin Klimiankou (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club0:00:55 
22Murilo Affonso (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour  
23Gabriel Machado Da Silva (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour  
24Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:01:21 
25Zhang Zheng (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
26Peeter Pruus (Est) Rietumu-Delfin0:01:26 
27Alireza Asgharzadeh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Ccn Team0:01:43 
28Akramjon Sunnatov (Uzb) Beijing Xds-Innova Cycling Team  
29Manabu Ishibashi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:01:46 
30Thomas Rabou (Ned) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
31Michal Kohout (Cze) Team Dukla Praha0:02:15 
32Jefferson Rueda Tobon (Col) Jilun - Shakeland Cycling Team0:02:29 
33Vladimir Lopez (Col) Ning Xia Sports Lottery Livall Cycling Team  
34Artem Tesler (Ukr) Team Lvshan Landscape0:02:38 
35Adne Van Engelen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:02:39 
36Behnam Ariyan (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Ccn Team  
37Matteo Draperi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:02:44 
38Carlos Alexandre Manarelli (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour0:02:49 
39Yong Jian Wu (Chn) Jilun - Shakeland Cycling Team0:02:50 
40Rinat Udod (Ukr) Isd - Jorbi Continental Team0:02:52 
41Ma Guangtong (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
42Rik Van Ijzendoorn (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
43Burr Ho (HKg) Hksi Pro Cycling Team  
44Zhao Jingbiao (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
45Rene Corella (Mex) Start Vaxes - Partizan Cycling Team  
46Yauhen Sobal (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club0:02:55 
47Altanzul Altansukh (Mgl) Ning Xia Sports Lottery Livall Cycling Team0:02:56 
48Matthias Van Aken (Bel) Start Vaxes - Partizan Cycling Team  
49Jan Andrej Cully (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica  
50Ondrej Vendolsy (Cze) Team Dukla Praha0:02:58 
51Abdullojon Akparov (Uzb) Beijing Xds-Innova Cycling Team  
52Vitalii Popkov (Rus) Team Lvshan Landscape  
53Abolfazl Nazari Daghalian (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Ccn Team0:03:04 
54Jay Dutton (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team  
55Ali Khademi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Ccn Team  
56Enkhtaivan Bolor-Erdene (Mgl) Ning Xia Sports Lottery Livall Cycling Team0:03:14 
57Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:03:19 
58Wen Chung Huang (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto0:03:04 
59Dilmurdjon Siddikov (Uzb) Beijing Xds-Innova Cycling Team0:04:04 
60Juntao Meng (Chn) Team Lvshan Landscape  
61Muradjan Halmuratov (Uzb) Beijing Xds-Innova Cycling Team0:04:14 
62Brodie Talbot (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team0:04:17 
63Ka Hoo Fung (HKg) Hksi Pro Cycling Team0:04:21 
64Sergey Medvedev (Uzb) Beijing Xds-Innova Cycling Team0:04:29 
65Hiu Fung Choy (HKg) Hksi Pro Cycling Team0:05:00 
66Dostonbek Ollamov (Uzb) Beijing Xds-Innova Cycling Team0:05:21 
67Cristobal Olavarria (Chi) Jilun - Shakeland Cycling Team0:05:29 
68Matyáš Strupek (Cze) Team Dukla Praha0:05:39 
69Sofiane Merignat (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence Ktm  
70Wan Yau Lau (HKg) Hksi Pro Cycling Team  
71Jan Kraus (Cze) Team Dukla Praha  
72Mehdi Rajabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Ccn Team  
73Anton Ivashkin (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
74Valerii Taradai (Ukr) Isd - Jorbi Continental Team  
75Marco Zanotti (Ita) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:05:43 
76Konrad Tomasiak (Pol) Start Vaxes - Partizan Cycling Team0:06:12 
77Deins Kanepejs (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin0:06:27 
78Emils Liepins (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin  
79Maris Bogdanovics (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin  
80Karim Khorrami (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Ccn Team0:06:44 
81Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk0:06:56 
82Volodymyr Gomenyuk (Ukr) Team Lvshan Landscape0:07:45 
83Maksym Vasilyev (Ukr) Team Lvshan Landscape  
84Ruslan Karimov (Uzb) Rts - Santic Racing Team0:07:48 
85Vladyslav Kreminskyi (Ukr) Isd - Jorbi Continental Team0:07:50 
86Patrick Sharpe (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team0:08:16 
87Luke Parker (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto  
88Chunlong Zhang (Chn) Ning Xia Sports Lottery Livall Cycling Team0:09:20 
89Ho San Chiu (HKg) Hksi Pro Cycling Team0:09:29 
90Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:10:38 
91Rafael Andriato (Bra) Wilier Triestina-Southeast  
92Roman Seliversov (Ukr) Isd - Jorbi Continental Team  
93Dusan Kalaba (Srb) Start Vaxes - Partizan Cycling Team  
94Michal Kesl (Cze) Team Dukla Praha0:11:04 
95Gerd De Keijzer (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
96Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk  
97Jos Koop (Ned) Start Vaxes - Partizan Cycling Team  
98Cristopher Mansilla Almonacid (Chi) Start Vaxes - Partizan Cycling Team  
99Roberto Pinheiro Da Silva (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour  
100Quentin Valognes (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
101Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Jilun - Shakeland Cycling Team  
102Artur Tsvetkov (Ukr) Team Lvshan Landscape  
103Juraj Lajcha (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica  
104Martz Alder (USA) Attaque Team Gusto  
105Nicolas Marini (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
106Nicholas Woods (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team  
107Genki Yamamoto (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
108Simin Adamek (Cze) Team Dukla Praha  
109Daniele Colli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
110Jozef Palcak (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica  
111Corentin Cherhal (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
112Siarhei Papok (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
113Armands Becis (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin  
114Feng Qiao (Chn) Ning Xia Sports Lottery Livall Cycling Team  
115Erdenesuren Munkhtulga (Mgl) Ning Xia Sports Lottery Livall Cycling Team  
116Benjamin Harvey (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team  
117Guy Kalma (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto0:11:34 
118Tino Thömel (Ger) Rts - Santic Racing Team0:12:12 
119Andris Vosekalns (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin0:12:23 
120Patrik Tybor (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica0:12:59 
121Francisco Chamorro (Arg) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour0:14:08 
122Timur Maleev (Ukr) Isd - Jorbi Continental Team  
123Kristian Zimany (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica  
124Massimo Graziato (Ita) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
125Tomas Harag (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica  
126Kwun Wa Law (HKg) Hksi Pro Cycling Team  
127Darcy Ellerm-Norton (NZl) St George Merida Cycling Team0:14:38 
128Milan Veltman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:15:43 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cameron Bayly (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto8:16:57 
2Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:00:15 
3Yonder Godoy (Ven) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:00:18 
4Leonardo Fabio Duque (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence Ktm0:00:20 
5Meiyin Wang (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team0:00:24 
6Peter Schulting (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:25 
7Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Rts - Santic Racing Team0:00:26 
8Mauricio Ortega Ramirez (Col) Rts - Santic Racing Team0:00:35 
9Oleksii Kasianov (Ukr) Jilun - Shakeland Cycling Team0:00:40 
10Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence Ktm0:00:50 
11Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:00:56 
12Lucas De Rossi (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence Ktm0:00:57 
13Ben Hill (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto0:01:04 
14Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) Rts - Santic Racing Team0:01:08 
15Murilo Affonso (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour0:01:15 
16Sven Luijk (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:01:24 
17Alex Diniz Correia (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour  
18Sergiy Grechyn (Ukr) Jilun - Shakeland Cycling Team  
19Gabriel Machado Da Silva (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour0:01:29 
20Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
21Kanstantsin Klimiankou (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
22Victor Nino Corredor (Col) Rts - Santic Racing Team  
23Peeter Pruus (Est) Rietumu-Delfin0:01:38 
24Yehor Dementyev (Ukr) Isd - Jorbi Continental Team0:01:39 
25Zhang Zheng (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team0:01:46 
26Thomas Rabou (Ned) Hengxiang Cycling Team0:02:22 
27Manabu Ishibashi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:02:29 
28Akramjon Sunnatov (Uzb) Beijing Xds-Innova Cycling Team0:02:36 
29Alireza Asgharzadeh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Ccn Team0:02:41 
30Michal Kohout (Cze) Team Dukla Praha0:02:50 
31Zhao Jingbiao (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team0:03:08 
32Jefferson Rueda Tobon (Col) Jilun - Shakeland Cycling Team0:03:13 
33Artem Tesler (Ukr) Team Lvshan Landscape  
34Behnam Ariyan (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Ccn Team0:03:14 
35Vitalii Popkov (Rus) Team Lvshan Landscape0:03:19 
36Altanzul Altansukh (Mgl) Ning Xia Sports Lottery Livall Cycling Team0:03:21 
37Matteo Draperi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:03:22 
38Rene Corella (Mex) Start Vaxes - Partizan Cycling Team  
39Vladimir Lopez (Col) Ning Xia Sports Lottery Livall Cycling Team0:03:23 
40Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:03:25 
41Ondrej Vendolsy (Cze) Team Dukla Praha0:03:27 
42Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:03:30 
43Ma Guangtong (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
44Jan Andrej Cully (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica0:03:31 
45Carlos Alexandre Manarelli (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour0:03:33 
46Enkhtaivan Bolor-Erdene (Mgl) Ning Xia Sports Lottery Livall Cycling Team0:03:34 
47Adne Engelen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:03:36 
48Rik Ijzendoorn (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk0:03:38 
49Abolfazl Nazari Daghalian (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Ccn Team0:03:40 
50Burr Ho (HKg) Hksi Pro Cycling Team  
51Wen Chung Huang (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto0:03:43 
52Rinat Udod (Ukr) Isd - Jorbi Continental Team0:03:46 
53Jay Dutton (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team0:03:47 
54Yong Jian Wu (Chn) Jilun - Shakeland Cycling Team0:03:49 
55Matthias Van Aken (Bel) Start Vaxes - Partizan Cycling Team0:03:59 
56Ali Khademi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Ccn Team0:04:00 
57Abdullojon Akparov (Uzb) Beijing Xds-Innova Cycling Team0:04:04 
58Muradjan Halmuratov (Uzb) Beijing Xds-Innova Cycling Team0:04:44 
59Brodie Talbot (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team0:04:50 
60Dilmurdjon Siddikov (Uzb) Beijing Xds-Innova Cycling Team0:04:53 
61Juntao Meng (Chn) Team Lvshan Landscape0:05:00 
62Ka Hoo Fung (HKg) Hksi Pro Cycling Team0:05:06 
63Sergey Medvedev (Uzb) Beijing Xds-Innova Cycling Team0:05:14 
64Yauhen Sobal (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club0:05:51 
65Hiu Fung Choy (HKg) Hksi Pro Cycling Team0:05:58 
66Mehdi Rajabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Ccn Team0:06:09 
67Anton Ivashkin (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club0:06:14 
68Marco Zanotti (Ita) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:06:17 
69Dostonbek Ollamov (Uzb) Beijing Xds-Innova Cycling Team0:06:26 
70Cristobal Olavarria (Chi) Jilun - Shakeland Cycling Team0:06:27 
71Wan Yau Lau (HKg) Hksi Pro Cycling Team0:06:32 
72Sofiane Merignat (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence Ktm0:06:37 
73Jan Kraus (Cze) Team Dukla Praha  
74Deins Kanepejs (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin  
75Maris Bogdanovics (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin0:06:46 
76Konrad Tomasiak (Pol) Start Vaxes - Partizan Cycling Team0:06:47 
77Karim Khorrami (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Ccn Team0:06:54 
78Emils Liepins (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin0:06:58 
79Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk0:07:25 
80Valerii Taradai (Ukr) Isd - Jorbi Continental Team0:07:59 
81Volodymyr Gomenyuk (Ukr) Team Lvshan Landscape0:08:12 
82Maksym Vasilyev (Ukr) Team Lvshan Landscape0:08:14 
83Vladyslav Kreminskyi (Ukr) Isd - Jorbi Continental Team0:08:29 
84Patrick Sharpe (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team0:08:45 
85Ruslan Karimov (Uzb) Rts - Santic Racing Team0:08:55 
86Luke Parker (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto0:09:00 
87Matyáš Strupek (Cze) Team Dukla Praha0:09:11 
88Chunlong Zhang (Chn) Ning Xia Sports Lottery Livall Cycling Team0:10:03 
89Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:10:41 
90Ho San Chiu (HKg) Hksi Pro Cycling Team  
91Rafael Andriato (Bra) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:11:03 
92Nicolas Marini (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:11:13 
93Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk0:11:19 
94Siarhei Papok (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club0:11:28 
95Armands Becis (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin0:11:31 
96Benjamin Harvey (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team  
97Roberto Pinheiro Da Silva (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour0:11:32 
98Dusan Kalaba (Srb) Start Vaxes - Partizan Cycling Team0:11:35 
99Jozef Palcak (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica0:11:45 
100Martz Alder (USA) Attaque Team Gusto0:11:46 
101Michal Kesl (Cze) Team Dukla Praha0:11:47 
102Cristopher Mansilla Almonacid (Chi) Start Vaxes - Partizan Cycling Team0:11:48 
103Erdenesuren Munkhtulga (Mgl) Ning Xia Sports Lottery Livall Cycling Team  
104Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Jilun - Shakeland Cycling Team0:11:49 
105Gerd Keijzer (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
106Artur Tsvetkov (Ukr) Team Lvshan Landscape0:11:50 
107Nicholas Woods (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team0:11:52 
108Quentin Valognes (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk0:11:53 
109Simin Adamek (Cze) Team Dukla Praha0:11:57 
110Daniele Colli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:12:00 
111Guy Kalma (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto0:12:03 
112Juraj Lajcha (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica0:12:06 
113Corentin Cherhal (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk0:12:13 
114Roman Seliversov (Ukr) Isd - Jorbi Continental Team0:12:14 
115Feng Qiao (Chn) Ning Xia Sports Lottery Livall Cycling Team0:12:22 
116Tino Thömel (Ger) Rts - Santic Racing Team0:12:29 
117Andris Vosekalns (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin0:12:41 
118Patrik Tybor (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica0:13:14 
119Timur Maleev (Ukr) Isd - Jorbi Continental Team0:14:24 
120Francisco Chamorro (Arg) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour0:14:46 
121Massimo Graziato (Ita) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:15:01 
122Kristian Zimany (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica0:15:05 
123Darcy Ellerm-Norton (NZl) St George Merida Cycling Team0:15:06 
124Genki Yamamoto (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:15:21 
125Kwun Wa Law (HKg) Hksi Pro Cycling Team0:15:48 
126Tomas Harag (Svk) Dukla Banska Bystrica0:16:18 
127Milan Veltman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:19:52 
128Jos Koop (Ned) Start Vaxes - Partizan Cycling Team0:23:11 

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