Julian Alaphilippe takes Tour of California lead as Peter Kennaugh crashes out

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe wins stage three of the 2016 Tour of California to claim the overall race lead - Peter Kennaugh suffers suspected broken collarbone

Julian Alaphilippe wins stage three of the 2016 Tour of California

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Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-QuickStep) took a solo win on stage three of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California on Tuesday.

The Frenchman attacked his general classification rivals on the final climb on Gibraltar Road to take a solo victory, and the overall race lead. Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo) placed second, with George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) in third - the same positions they now occupy overall.

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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, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.