Mihaylov takes the stage as Bagdonas takes over Rás lead

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Nikolay Mihaylov (AVC Aix en Provence) outsprinted breakaway companion Oleksandr Sheydyk (ISD-Lampre Continental) to take stage three of the Rás in Castleisland this afternoon, as the race hit the tough climbs for the first time.

The two leaders finished 15 seconds ahead of a chase group of 10, with Motorpoint's Pete Williams winning the sprint for third.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.