Kasper Asgreen celebrates in Deutschland Tour, Jasper Stuyven takes GC lead
Sep 01 2019 05:07 am CET

Kasper Asgreen celebrates in Deutschland Tour, Jasper Stuyven takes GC lead
Kasper Asgreen celebrates in Deutschland Tour, Jasper Stuyven takes GC lead
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Kasper Asgreen has taken the win at the Deutschland Tour's day three. Jasper Stuyven climbed to the top of the General Classification.

The third stage of the German race was 189 kilometres long over an undulating route between Göttingen and Eisenach. Julian Alaphilippe was part of the breakaway of the day, that managed to stay ahead for most of the day and that forced a high pace in the pack that left only 25 riders in it.

After the break was caught, Jasper Stuyven launched an attack in the last climb of the day and Asgreen followed him. The Dane launched timely his sprint and managed to take the day's victory while the Belgian rider of Trek-Segafredo topped the overall classification with one day to go in the race.

"We made a plan today, followed it and did our job perfectly," said Asgreen at the finish line. "We set out this morning with the goal of taking the victory, so we placed one rider in the front so we didn't have to work in the pack, then we kept a hard pace in the last hour and especially on the climbs, before making the decisive move. Being able to deliver the win after such a fantastic team effort makes me very happy.

"Our team spirit is something really special. It comes down to everybody, not just the riders, but also the staff, everybody in the whole organisation. Every race we do is important to us, we take every single one seriously, and work all the time together for our goals. At the end of the day, this makes the difference and helps us win so many races. It doesn't matter who takes the victory, as long as one of our guys crosses the line with his arms in the air."







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