Aleksandr Vlasov triumphs on steep gradients of stage three of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Bora-Hansgrohe's new Russian signing conquers gravel section on queen stage

Aleksandr Vlasov
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Aleksandr Vlasov crushed his rivals on the steep climb to Antenas del Maigmó on stage three of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana to take control of the general classification.

The Russian powered away on the gravel section of the climb with 1.5km to take Bora-Hansgrohe's first win of the season.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.