Tour Colombia 2.1 - Stage three: Paipa › Sogamoso, 177.7km Tour de La Provence - Stage one: Châteaurenard › Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, 149.5km

Chris Lawless sprinted to sixth place in France as Tour de La Provence got under way. 

Jumping off the wheel of teammate Owain Doull, the Brit kicked early, taking his preferred line into the final sweeps. Yet the long effort saw him hauled back in the final metres, with an early top-10 the result in a sprint won by Nacer Bouhanni (Arkea Samsic).

The race continues for three more stages, and looks set to be decided by a summit finish on Mont Ventoux.

In South America it was another day for the sprinters at Tour Colombia - yet that did not stop Team INEOS from enlivening the third stage.

Egan Bernal was quickly on the attack, making up part of an early breakaway move. Understandably the peloton were keen to reel the Tour de France winner back in, and when the day's break finally went it was Sebastian Henao who found himself in it.

The Colombian worked hard, earning the day's most combative rider award, also ensuring the team were able to sit in the peloton. In the final kilometre Richard Carapaz showed a nice turn of speed to finish ninth in the sprint - won by Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates).

The GC picture remained unchanged, with an uphill finish set to shake things up further on Friday.

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