Morton wins third stage of Tour of Utah

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Associated Press

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 6:03 PM

PAYSON, Utah (AP) — Australia's Lachlan Morton won the third stage of the Tour of Utah on Thursday to take a 22-second lead over Belgium's Greg Van Avermaet in the overall standings.

Morton, riding for Garmin-Sharp, completed the 119.5-mile stage from Richfield to Payson in 4 hours, 20 minutes, 21 seconds. Van Avermaet was second, 34 seconds back for BMC.

American Lucas Euser, riding for UnitedHealthcare, was third — also 34 seconds behind. Euser was third overall, 40 seconds behind Morton with three stages left.

The fourth stage Friday is a five-lap, 33.8-mile ride in Salt Lake City.

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