Biniam Girmay returned into competition and is back on the podium at the end of the third stage of the Tour de Wallonie, which ended in a sprint in Rochefort. Before enabling the 22 year old to sprint for the victory, the World Team distinguished itself in a very animated beginning of the race. The riders followed the moves and Loïc Vliegen and Lorenzo Rota took first and second place at the intermediate sprint in Olne after 21 kilometer.
After more than two hours of attacking a breakaway of seven riders was formed. This group was caught with 20 kilometer to go and all late attacks were made undone before the arrival in Rochefort. The first rider to start the sprint, Girmay, was only overtaken by Arnaud De Lie and thus finished second.
It is the second consecutive podium for the Walloon team. Thanks to the precious bonus seconds won in the intermediate sprint and gaps in the final sprint, Loïc Vliegen climbs to second place in the general classification, 4 seconds behind the leader. Lorenzo Rota is fourth, 8 seconds behind the race leader.