Tyler Farrar wins stage three of Tour of Beijing

American sprinter Tyler Farrar takes first WorldTour win since 2011; Philippe Gilbert maintains overall race lead

Tyler Farrar wins stage three of the 2014 Tour of Beijing

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) won the third stage of the Tour of Beijing with a devastating acceleration in the bunch sprint.

The American beat stage one winner Luka Mezgec (Giant-Shimano) into second and Nikolas Maes (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) into third.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.