Dowsett loses Avenir lead after tough mountains stage

Alex Dowsett

Alex Dowsett's spell in the leader's jersey at the Tour de l'Avenir ended on Wednesday as the Briton lost time on stage three's tough mountain finish.

The Great Britain rider finished the 157km stage atop Col du Béal 23 minutes and 36 seconds adrift of stage winner Yannick Eijssen (Belgium), who takes over the race lead. The stage featured four categorised climbs.

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