Tour of Bulgaria – Stage 3, race report

Date: July 3, 2021

Race: Tour of Bulgaria – Stage 3

Start/Finish: Troyan to Sliven

Distance: 199 km

Weather: Warm and windy

Course: 8km climb after 60km, then flat the rest

Riders: 130

Class: UCI 2.2

Louis Evans (GBR)

“My knee has been killing me after the two crashes I had on the opening day. I’m just happy to be here still. Just taking it day by day so I can do my job for the team”

Daniel Holt (USA)

After seeing the guys perform on the opening days, I knew they were capable of taking the race to the other teams. Today’s long and flat stage, after the “queen stage” yesterday, was perfect for a break away. So, I challenged the guys to try to make that group and see where it could take them. After a frantic pace for the first 50km, finally a group of 3 riders were able to get away and we weren’t there. Filippo and Doriand were our sprinters today, but its really hard to position in these races without really strong teams controlling, and they weren’t able to get anything worth noting. Good experience today though.

— tnn to www.teamnovonordisk.com