Chad Haga takes 11th at RdS TT

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.

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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.”

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