Dylan Groenewegen takes third stage victory Tour de France on the line for the Australian BikeExchange-Jayco team

Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen overtook Wout van Aert and Peter Sagan on the line to win the third stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, as Van Aert extended his overall lead.

Groenewegen came behind the record seven-time Tour sprint champion Sagan’s wheel when he battled Van Aert, finding an opening to squeeze through and push his wheel over the line to win for Australia’s BikeExchange-Jayco team.

“I took a lot of wind and my legs were tired, but I still had enough to sprint to the line,” said Groenewegen.

“Wout van Aert always jokes and says that if you are not sure whether you have won, you still claim the victory and celebrate. That is what I did and I understood that I won from the team leaders who shouted in the car.”

Three years after his last Tour stage win, 29-year-old Groenewegen was open-mouthed and emotional when he put his hands over his head. The win was even more special, as he crashed nine kilometers away and had to overtake the pack.

Sagan, meanwhile, was angry with Van Aert, as he muttered angrily and wagged his finger at him after they crossed the line, finding himself on the right-hand side and close to the barriers. But there was no contact and Sagan even seemed to lean on Van Aert.

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