Stage 3 of the Vuelta a Andalucia was a day for the time trial specialists and featured an 11.9km course starting and finishing in Lucena. Chad Haga was Team Sunweb’s fastest man of the day finishing with a time of 15’27”, 32 seconds behind the winner. Warren Barguil’s efforts also put him in 12th place in the general classification, with Sam Oomen close behind in 15th.
After taking 11th Chad said: “I did a good time trial today, the plan worked and I had a good technique pacing myself and was cornering well. I couldn’t go any faster than I did so I am satisfied with my performance. This is my first time trial in my first race of the year so I am happy with the result.”
Team coach Aike Visbeek said: “We had a good plan before the race and I’m happy that it worked as we wanted it to. Chad did a really good time trial and the guys were happy with their positions on the bike. All of the team were really focused and did good, technical races. It was a great first time trial for the team.”