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Volta Ciclista a Catalunya: Jai Hindley finishes 4th on La Molina mountain finish, while Cian Uijtdebroeks takes another top 10

180.6km between Olost and La Molina, three categorised climbs and, just like yesterday, a mountain finish made for yet another tough day in the Pyrenees on Stage 3 of the Volta a Catalunya. The stage win came down to the final two kilometres of the last climb. Only P. Roglič was able to follow R. Evenepoel's decisive attack. 15 seconds behind, Cian Uijtdebroeks and Jai Hindley fought for positions on the stage and in the overall classification. With the victory of R. Evenepoel, Hindley crossed the finish line in 4th, Uijtdebroeks secured his next top 10 result and finished in 8th. In the overall standings, Jai Hindley moved up to 6th, while Cian Uijtdebroeks consolidated 9th place. 




01 R. Evenepoel 4:40:43 

02 P. Roglič +0:02

03 G. Ciccone +0:13

04 J. Hindley +0:13

08 C. Uijtdebroeks +0:13




From the Finish Line


“It was a really tough day with long climbs and the mountain finish in La Molina. Once again the guys did an amazing job looking after us, so a big shoutout to them! It was already a pretty select group that went over the penultimate climb, approaching the final ascent Toni Palzer did a perfect lead out, and from there it was full gas to the finish. Roglič and Evenepoel are on another level here, it’s really hard to follow them. Ultimately I’m happy with my shape, even though the podium would have been nice today. But step by step, there are still a few hard days to come.” Jai Hindley 


“We just missed out on the podium today, but we're still very happy with the results of Jai Hindley and our young Cian Uijtdebroeks. Looking at the GC, we were able to move up one spot with Jai, a trend we want to keep over the next few days. Anton Palzer performed very well today, he crossed the penultimate and most difficult climb within the very reduced group of top riders and was able to put in some important work for our captains on the approach to the final climb. There could be an opportunity for a breakaway tomorrow before another tough mountain finish on Friday.” Christian Pömer, Sports Director