The Canadian national road champ of 2017, Matteo Dal-Cin (Rally Cycling), outsprinted Brit Jake Stewart (Groupama-FDJ) to win the third stage of the Virtual Tour de France on Saturday. Dal-Cin’s Zwift dedication paid off in the bunch sprint after 48-km over two laps, each containing a Cat. 3 climb.
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The win comes a week after Dal-Cin’s compatriot and teammate Pier-André Coté came second to Ryan Gibbons of NTT Cycling in Stage 1 on a route with more climbing. In the second stage on July 5, Michael “Rusty” Woods placed third.
In the women’s race, another Zwift enthusiast, Tanja Erath (Germany/Canyon-SRAM), took the victory over American Chloe Dygart.
Rally had four Canucks in Saturday’s virtual races: Dal-Cin, Rob Britton, Sara Bergen and Allison Beveridge.
In the team competitions, NTT leads Rally by 67 points, while Team Tibco-SVB is atop the women’s rankings.
Sunday sees another short route with Cat. 3 climbs. Next weekend is the setting for the queen stage on Saturday and the Champs-Élysées finale on Sunday.