Strong ride by King to take second place
May 14, 2019
Ben King rode superbly for Team Dimension Data to cross the line of Stage 3 of the Tour of California in second place, behind Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck-QuickStep). Cavagna soled to victory after featuring in the break of the day. Simon Geschke (CCC Team ) completed the podium.
With a flurry of early attacks, the break of the day was only established when around 50km of racing had been completed, with Cavagna and Alex Hoehn (Team USA) making it away. Cavagna forged ahead on Mount Hamilton and spent 75km at the front of the race.
Ben King together with Simon Geschke attacked in the final 22km. The two worked well together and rode valiantly to stay ahead of the reduced peloton. They eventually caught Hoenh and King outsprinted Geschke to take second place, crossing the line over 7 minutes behind Cavagna.
Louis Meintjes crossed the line with the reduced bunch and retained his position in the general classification.