WATCH: Sam Bennett sprints clear to take stage win on day three of Criterium du Dauphine
Ireland's Sam Bennett has won the third stage of the Criterium du Dauphine for the Bora-Hansgrohe team.
Bennett sprinted clear of Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Davide Ballerini (Astana) at the finish of the Le Puy-en-Velay to Riom stage to take the victory in a time of 4:15:25.
It's the Carrick-on-Suir rider's seventh stage win of the season meaning he joins Julian Alaphilippe as the top stage winner in World Tour competitions. He is 106th overall.
⏪ Un excellent travail d'équipe pour une victoire au sprint de @Sammmy_Be, revivez le dernier kilomètre de cette étape 3⃣ du #Dauphiné.— Critérium du Dauphiné (@dauphine) June 11, 2019
⏪ Great teamwork for @Sammmy_Be's sprint victory, relive the last kilometre of stage 3⃣. pic.twitter.com/WE4mIAxHbj
Dan Martin finished back in the pack in 76th, clocking the the same time as Bennett and is now 17th in the general classification, 55 seconds behind race leader Dylan Teuns.
British pair Chris Froome and Adam Yates both remain in the top 10, 24 seconds behind Teuns.