Bernal and Thomas lose time ahead of Tirreno-Adriatico summit finish

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Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) crosses the stage 3 finish line ahead of Geraint Thomas in Gualdo Tadino (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Ineos Grenadiers leaders Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas will head into Tirreno-Adriatico's stage 4 summit finish of Prati di Tivo with respective handicaps of 18 and 19 seconds after being caught in a crash at the end of Friday's stage 3.

The pair were among a large number of riders caught up behind a crash in the final kilometres of the stage which happened just outside the three-kilometre mark at which point they would've received the same finishing time as the main peloton.

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