Alois Kankovsky could celebrate
After a wonderful success of Hungary’s favourite, Krisztián Lovassy, Friday and the 3rd stage continued with the second half of the etape in the Tour de Hongrie. After the 69 km between Tiszafüred and Hajdúszoboszló Czech Elkov-Author’s Alois Kankovsky took the first place.
(Photos: Tdh.hu/Vanik Zoltán, Pertorini Márió, Halmágyi Zsolt, Tuba Zoltán)
Even if it was a short and quick stage, there was a breakaway during the 2 hour, after the start, Slovakia’s Cully and Balázs Vass (National Team of Hungary) attacked, then Cully was left alone in the front, however, the teams of the best sprinters took the lead and control soon.
From the teams, Kometa, Androni, CCC and Neri-Sottoli were very active today, then Israel Cycling Academy defended the owner of the yellow jersey, Neilands. Finally, the sprinter of Elkov-Author, Alois Kankovsky could celebrate, in a huge fight he defeated the Dutch Wouter Wippert from EvoPro Racing and also the winner of the 1st stage, Manuel Belletti.
Regarding Hungarians, there was a crach just before the finish and two cyclists, the member of the national team, Ádám Karl and CCC Development Team’s talent, Attila Valter were involved. (It happened in the last 3 km, so this does not effect their results). The best in this etape was Viktor Filutás, rider of Pannon Cycling Team came 23rd. Moreover, Erik Fetter could be also happy as he took the white jersey from Márton Dina, as he went well at the sprints.
In the general classification there is no change, Latvia’s Krists Neilands is leading, he wears the yellow jersey, the green is on Denmark’s Bendixen, and the red can be worn also by Krists Neilands.
The red jersey of Tour de Hongrie will be won on Saturday, the question of the stage is: who will own it in 24 hours? The most exciting etape is coming with hills, mountain of Kékestető, maybe the fight for the yellow jersey will be decided as well.
Stage 3b, Tiszafüred-Hajdúszoboszló (69km):
1. Alois Kankovsky (cseh, Elkov-Author) 1:28:04
2. Wouter Wippert (holland, EvoPro Racing) st
3. Manuel Belletti (olasz, Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) st
4. Trond Hakon Trondsen (norvég, Team Coop) st
5. Filippo Fortin (olasz, Cofidis) st
6. Aaron Grosser (német, Bike Aid) st
23. Filutás Viktor (magyar, Pannon Cycling Team) st