Tour de Slovakia: Julian Alaphilippe attacks in final kilometre and wins stage 3

Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-QuickStep) celebrates stage 3 win at Tour of Slovakia
Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-QuickStep) celebrates stage 3 win at Tour of Slovakia (Image credit: ©Sona Nikova)

Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-QuickStep) won a rain-soaked stage 3 at the Tour de Slovakia. It was a 1-2 for the Soudal-QuickStep team as Paul Magnier took second place, while Hamish Beadle (Novo Nordisk).

Anders Foldager (Jayco AlUla), who won the second stage, finished in a group 16 seconds behind the stage winner, but maintained his overall race lead. Alaphilippe moved up three positions in the GC standings to second, now just 10 seconds back of Foldager heading into stage 4's hilly 183.5km race from Partizánske to Ružomberok on Saturday.

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