Tour of Beijing: Maes 3rd, Golas takes mountain jersey
OPQS showed itself again during the third stage of the Tour of Beijing. Julian Alaphilippe and Michal Golas were in the days breakaway, in which Golas took the mountain jersey. The stage finished in a bunch sprint where Nikolas Maes finished 3rd.
Alaphilippe, Golas and 4 other riders attacked after 26 km. They gained a maximum lead of 4 minutes, but the peloton caught them in the finale. Golas took 43 points for the mountain classification during his breakaway attempt. After the stage he received the KOM jersey on the podium.
Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) took the stage win outsprinting Lukas Mezgec (Giant-Shimano) and Maes. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) stays in the lead of the general classification. Pieter Serry is the best OPQS rider in 7th place.