Dan McLay (Lotto-Belisol U23) claimed the bunch sprint win at the end of the third stage in the Tour de Normandie in Argentan on Thursday.
Marco Benfatto (CT Astana) placed second with Daniel Hoelgaard (Etixx) in third. British riders Yanto Barker (Raleigh) and Owain Doull (An Post-Chain Reaction) placed fourth and sixth respectively.
McLay’s victory is the second stage win for a British rider in the 2014 edition of the northern French stage race after Tom Moses (Rapha Condor JLT) won stage one. Moses continues to lead overall, with McLay moving up to third. Prologue winner Stefan Kung (BMC Development) is in second.
McLay has been building his form in Europe in recent weeks, placing second in the Rabobank Dorpenomloop Rucphen in the Netherlands earlier in March.
British Rapha Condor JLT rider takes solo victory in rain-swept conditions to move into overall lead in France
British under-23 Lotto-Belisol rider Dan McLay places second in Rabobank Dorpenomloop Rucphen