Dainese crashes and loses GC lead
After two successful days in controlling the race as the leader’s jersey was on the shoulders of Alberto Dainese, the Academy committed again to try to deliver our Italian talent to the win for third day in a row. We took the front early in the race, after a 3-man group made it up the road, but the gap was never higher than two minutes as an important rider at the general classification featured the move. 

Despite having the break well-controlled at all times, bad luck hit the Academy as Alberto Dainese was caught up in a crash with 15 km to go and as he was chasing the peloton he saw himself again in the deck with 7 km to go, ending any hope to make it back to the main group and hence being able to defend the race lead. Our riders adapted fast to the new situation and delivered Jordi Meeus into the best possible position coming into the final sprint and the Belgian finished it 9th in the day. 

Tomorrow we will have a new opportunity and we will try to get back those winning feelings.