Ben Swift takes Ruta del Sol overall lead as Oscar Gatto wins third stage

Team Sky's Ben Swift takes the overall lead at the Ruta del Sol after finishing second behind Oscar Gatto on stage three of the race

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Oscar Gatto (Tinkoff) took the win on stage three of the Ruta del Sol, but Ben Swift's second podium finish in as many days was enough to see the Team Sky man move into the overall lead.

Gatto took the win quite easily, outsprinting Swift and Raymond Kreder (Roompot-Oranje Peloton) in Padul in a race where the breakaway almost took the win.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.