Critérium du Dauphiné: Christophe Laporte wins stage 3 as Bennett and Groenewegen are relegated


Race chief Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma) sprinted to victory on stage 3 of the Critérium du Dauphiné, outpacing Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) to the road on the finish of a crash-hit closing in Le Coteau.

The Frenchman got here from behind within the sprint for the road because the Bora-Hansgrohe prepare cued up Bennett, who jumped simply contained in the 200-metre mark. The Irishman moved to the appropriate within the closing metres, opening up area for Laporte to blast via, whereas behind the pair, third-placed Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco-AlUla) protested at his motion within the dash.