Sonny Colbrelli battles to tough uphill sprint victory on stage three of Critérium du Dauphiné 2021

The Italian sprinter fought hard to get clear of his rivals in the final 100m

Sonny Colbrelli wins stage three of the Criterium du Dauphine
Sonny Colbrelli wins stage three of the Critérium du Dauphiné
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Sonny Colbrelli battled hard to take a hard-fought sprint victory on stage three of the Critérium du Dauphiné 2021. 

The Italian launched his sprint around 200 metres from the finish on a tough uphill drag, chasing down Alex Aranburu (Astana-Premier Tech) and hitting the front to take the victory. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.