Lorena Wiebes (Team SD Worx) has won stage 3 of the Tour of Scandinavia, beating Liane Lippert (Movistar Team) and yellow jersey Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ-SUEZ) in an uphill sprint in Larvik.
The rolling stage saw several breakaways, and on the final 30 km, Carina Schrempf (Fenix-Deceuninck) went on a solo break but was caught at the two-kilometre mark.
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (AG Insurance-Soudal Quick Step) set the pace for much of the 1400-metre rise to the finish, but the South African could not follow Wiebes when the Dutchwoman launched her sprint with 200 metres to go, winning the stage by almost two bike lengths.
Due to splits on the uphill finishing straight, Uttrup Ludwig took another four seconds and now leads the GC by 12 seconds on Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team).
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