Dan McLay wins Tour de Normandie stage three

'Day of the British' in the Tour de Normandie as Tom Moses continues overall race lead

Dan McLay

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.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.