Stage three featured commanding performances from both of America’s favorite international cycling superstars. Sprinting out of the pack, Peter Sagan (Cannondale) claimed his second stage win at the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, but it was German Jens Voigt (Radioshack) who captured audiences attention with a late-race attack in his signature style. One of the few cyclists to capture American audiences’ attentions, Voigt stayed away until inside the second-to-last mile of the race before being caught up by the charging pack.
Lachlan Morton (Garmin Sharp) gets to wear the yellow jersey for another day, having finished with the pack. He will carry an 11-second lead into stage four.
Stage 3 Results
· First – Peter Sagan (SVK) of Cannondale Pro Cycling
· Second – Luka Mezgec (SLO) of Team Argos-Shimano
· Third – Ryan Anderson (CAN) of Optum Presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies
· First – Lachlan David Morton (AUS) of Team Garmin-Sharp
· Second – Mathias Frank (SUI) of BMC Racing Team
· Third – Peter Sagan (SVK) of Cannondale Pro Cycling
· Smashburger Leader Jersey – Lachlan David Morton (AUS) of Team Garmin-Sharp
· Clif Bar Sprint Jersey – Peter Sagan (SVK) of Cannondale Pro Cycling
· Nissan King of the Mountains Jersey – Matt Cooke (USA) of Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home
· FirstBank Most Courageous Rider Jersey – Jen Voigt (GER) of RadioShack Leopard Trek
· Colorado State University Best Young Rider Jersey – Lachlan David Morton (AUS) of Team Garmin-Sharp
USA Pro Challenge 2013 – Stage 3 – FINAL KILOMETERS