Mads Pedersen Achieves His Stunning Second Victory At Stage 3 Of Circuit de la Sarthe

“It’s cool to win again, my team worked really hard for this,”

Mads Pedersen

We cannot seem to get enough of Mads Pedersen and this time he won for another time at stage 3 of Circuit de la Sarthe- Pays de la Loire. His mighty and powerful sprint on his road bicycle will be remembered by all as he put behind Kevin Vauquelin (Arkéa-Samsic).

Pedersen shared the podium with Kevin Vauquelin (Arkéa-Samsic) and Mark Cavendish (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl). Now thanks to this win, Pedersen has now extended his race lead. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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After the race, Pedersen said:

It’s cool to win again, my team worked really hard for this. The guy from Arkea did a good move, so I had to do a long sprint.

I had to go early and hope to catch him. It worked out well for us. I passed him just five meters from the finish.

It’s a good week, it’s nice to have a good shape like this, especially with Paris-Roubaix coming up.

The third stage of Circuit de la Sarthe was sprawling with a total distance of 176.5km. It also featured a huge loop with seven laps around the Sablé-sur-Sarthe. The race event only saw the absence of Tim Declercq (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) due to some illness, other than that 96 riders were left in the race.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Immediately as the race started, a group of six riders broke away and went for the lead. Those six riders were Georg Steinhauser (EF Education-EasyPost), Paul Ourselin (TotalEnergies), Emiel Vermeulen (Go Sport-Roubaix Lille Métropole), Tony Hurel (St. Michel-Auber 93), Andrii Ponomar (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli) and Laurent Pichon (Arkéa-Samsic).

Steinhauser was almost going to make it when he closed the gap with the other riders but Pedersen caught up to him very quickly. 

Also Read: Peter Sagan Drops Out Circuit De La Sarthe Following Mysterious Pain

Featured Image Via YouTube/Cycling Pro Net

 

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