|MILK RAS ; STAGE 3 |
Despite team managers instructions to lose the yellow
jersey on day 3 of the Milk Ras Pro Vision-Powerbar rider
Mark Lovatt went and increased his lead to 13 seconds .
Amazingly Lovatt then faced a £ 100 fine from his team manager
for failing to follow team orders and was also made to ride the
extra 20 miles to the hotel after the stage .
Meanwhile the stage was won by Julian Winn from pro vision
teammate Wayne Randle , with John Tanner also safely in the lead
group of 12 .
This means the Pro Vision team of 3 riders are currently
1st Lovatt , 11 th Tanner up from 20th on GC , 14th Randle
up from 25th .
The 3 man team also moved up 3 minutes in the team classification
and are now only 23 seconds off leading the
team race ; an amazing feat since all the other teams have
6 counting riders .
Tomorrow sees one of toughest stages of the race and the Provision
team will be expecting Lovatt to lose the yellow jersey
as they can have little chance of defending it all the way to Dublin
on Sunday .