Cape Town 14-03-10-Cape Argus Cycle Tour -Riders cycling up Chapmans Peak Picture Brenton Geach

LA CLAYETTE, France - Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen won stage three of the Criterium du Dauphine cycling race on Wednesday in a bunch sprint, while his Sky team mate Bradley Wiggins kept the overall lead.

Germany's Gerald Ciolek was second behind Boasson Hagen on the 167-km run from Givors to La Clayette, with Slovenian Borut Bozic third.

Wiggins leads ahead of the race's first big challenge on Thursday, a 53.5-km individual time trial, with Australian Cadel Evans in second and Ukrainian Andriy Grivko in third.

The race finishes on Sunday in Chatel. – Reuters