Tulett takes first pro win

24 Mar 2022

Tulett takes first pro win

Settimana Coppi e Bartali - Stage 3 » San Marino › San Marino, 147km

Ben Tulett continued a strong week for the team at Coppi e Bartali by taking an impressive victory on the queen stage.

The young Brit attacked late on to claim his first professional success, leading home teammate Eddie Dunbar to make it a resounding Grenadiers 1-2 in San Marino.

The pair had been part of a select group that had gone clear at the end of a tough day of climbing, on another impressive day of teamwork.

Dunbar extended his overall lead with second place, and is now nine seconds ahead of Tulett, and 24 ahead of third-placed Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates).

Over at Volta a Catalunya, another day of climbing saw the Grenadiers come to the fore. Richard Carapaz launched a late attack amongst the GC contenders on the climb to Boi Taull. The Ecuadorian eventually finished seventh, with teammate Carlos Rodriguez finishing just behind in ninth.

Jonathan Castroviejo got through a lot of work late on in a bid to keep the tempo high, and pull back a pair of attackers. In the end it was Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) who picked up the win,  while Nairo Quintana (Arkea Samsic) moved into the overall lead.

Carapaz now sits ninth overall, 26 seconds back, with Rodriguez 13th on GC, at 59 seconds.