News | Saudi Tour • February 1, 2023
Grossschartner & Formolo in GC hunt at Saudi Tour
Grossschartner up to 5th overall
New recruit Felix Grossschartner continues to creep up the general classification at Saudi Tour with the Austrian sitting in 5th spot ahead of the decisive mountain test tomorrow.
Both Grossschartner and Davide Formolo were present at the front of the reduced group for the uphill sprint at the end of the undulating final from Al Manshiyah Train Station to Abu Rakah (159.2km) with the Austrian and Italian teammates placing 6th and 7th on the stage respectively.
Søren Wærenskjold (Uno-X) took the spoils with yesterday’s winner Jonathan Milan (Bahrain Victorious) moving into the race lead.
Felix Grossschartner: “Today was a stressful day due to the wind but the team did a good job to keep us out of trouble. We were a bit unlucky with mechanical trouble for Gibbons and Ivo in the final kilometres but myself and Davide finished well up today and we didn’t lose time ahead of tomorrow where we will be going for a big result on the hilly finish.”
The Saudi Tour continues tomorrow for Stage 4 from Maraya to Skyviews of Harrat Uwayrid (163.4km) which will be the Queen stage of the race.
Stage 3 results
1.Søren Wærenskjold (Uno-X) 4:23:18
2.Jonathan Milan (Bahrain-Victorious) s.t
3.Cees Bol (Astana) s.t
6.Felix Grossschartner (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
7.Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
General Classification after stage 3
1.Jonathan Milan (Bahrain Victorious) 13:24:46
2.Cees Bol (Astana) +8’’
3.Max Kanter (Movistar) +16’’
5.Felix Grossschartner (UAE Team Emirates) +18’’