Cycling

Gatto wins Andalusia Stage 3, Swift leads

Oscar Gatto (Gallo Images)
Oscar Gatto (Gallo Images)

Madrid - Italy's Oscar Gatto won the third stage of the Tour of Andalusia in a sprint finish on Friday as British Sky rider Ben Swift took the overall lead.

Tinkoff rider Gatto beat Swift and Dutchman Raymond Kreder to the line at the end of the 157.9km ride from Monachil to Padul.

Swift seized the lead in the general classification from France's Nacer Bouhanni, who was left adrift on the second climb of the Alto del Valle, 19km from the finish, and was unable to recover.

Bouhanni had taken the red jersey after winning Thursday's second stage.

Saturday's penultimate fourth stage is a 21km individual time-trial in Alhaurin de la Torre.

Results from the third stage of the Tour of Andalusia over 157.9km from Monachil to Padul on Friday:

Stage

1. Oscar Gatto (ITA/TIN) 3hr 51min 20sec, 2. Ben Swift (GBR/SKY) same time, 3. Raymond Kreder (NED/ROP) s.t., 4. Tim Wellens (BEL/LOT) s.t., 5. Fabio Felline (ITA/TRE) s.t.

Selected others

11. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/Movistar) s.t., 39. Teejay van Garderen (USA/BMC) s.t.

Overall standings

1. Ben Swift (GBR/SKY) 12hr 26min 52sec, 2. Raymond Kreder (NED/ROP) s.t., 3. Reto Hollenstein (SUI/IAM) s.t., 4. Philippe Gilbert (BEL/BMC) s.t., 5. Fabio Felline (ITA/TRE) s.t.

Selected others

8. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) s.t., 24. Teejay van Garderen (USA/BMC) s.t.

Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
45% - 5530 votes
Cricket
11% - 1371 votes
Football
18% - 2290 votes
Athletics
2% - 277 votes
Boxing
1% - 107 votes
Cycling
2% - 278 votes
Golf
5% - 610 votes
Motorsport
8% - 977 votes
Tennis
3% - 390 votes
Water sports
1% - 109 votes
American sports
1% - 117 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 359 votes
Vote