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Plaza wins third stage at Tour of Romandie; Frigo takes overall

Festina's Spanish rider David Plaza won a sprint finish to take the third stage of the Tour of Romandie in Payerne, Switzerland on Friday. The 30-year-old Plaza completed the 25.5km time-trial course in 31:20, outsprinting Italy's Dario Frigo of the Fassa Bortolo team by 0.72. Third place finisher Andrei Teteriouk of Kazakhstan was 16 seconds back. Paris-Nice champion Frigo, 27, took the overall lead with a 21 second advantage on compatriot Paolo Savoldelli. Plaza is in third position, at :26. Copyright AFP 2001

By VeloNews Intteractive

Festina’s Spanish rider David Plaza won a sprint finish to take the third stage of the Tour of Romandie in Payerne, Switzerland on Friday.

The 30-year-old Plaza completed the 25.5km time-trial course in 31:20, outsprinting Italy’s Dario Frigo of the Fassa Bortolo team by 0.72. Third place finisher Andrei Teteriouk of Kazakhstan was 16 seconds back.

Paris-Nice champion Frigo, 27, took the overall lead with a 21 second advantage on compatriot Paolo Savoldelli. Plaza is in third position, at :26.

Copyright AFP 2001

Results

TOUR DE ROMANDIE, Switzerland, May 8-13
Stage 3

1. David Plaza (Sp), Festina, 25.5km time trial in 31:20; 2. Dario Frigo (I), at 00.72sec; 3. Andrei Teteriouk (Kaz), at :16; 4. Andreas Kloden (G), at :20; 5. Bradley McGee (Aus), at :27; 6. Paolo Savodelli (I), at :28; 7. Rik Verbrugghe (B), at :37; 8. Felix Garcia Casas (Sp), at :37; 9. Kurt Van de Wouwer (B), at :43; 10. Martin Cotar (Cro), at :49.

Overall
1. Dario Frigo (I), 8:44:49; 2. Paolo Savoldelli (I), at :21; 3. David Plaza (Sp), at :26; 4. Felix Garcia Casas (Sp), at :46; 5. Wladimir Belli (I), at 1:07; 6. Kurt Van de Wouwer (B), at 1:11; 7. David Moncoutie (F), at 1:39; 8. Oscar Sevilla (Sp), at 1:40; 9. Oscar Camenzind (Swi), at 1:44; 10. Bradley McGee (Aus), at 1:55.