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Geraint Thomas moves up to fourth as Team Sky dominate in Criterium du Dauphine team time trial on stage three

Geraint Thomas moved up to fourth at the Criterium du Dauphine as Team Sky produced a dominant display in the team time trial on stage three. Sky finished 37 seconds clear of closest challengers BMC Racing and now holds the top four spots on the general classification.

Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski regained the leader’s jersey from Daryl Impey, while team-mates Gianni Moscon and Jonathan Castroviejo both lie within nine seconds.

Britain’s Thomas, who crashed in the prologue and started the day in 20th place, is 21 seconds behind Kwiatkowski in fourth. Sky finished the 35-kilometre team time trial in 36 minutes and 33 seconds, with BMC Racing second and Lotto Soudal third, 53 second back.

Impey’s Mitchelton-Scott, who also contain Britain’s Adam Yates in their line-up, lost 56 seconds to the Sky riders and dropped to eighth in the GC standings, with Yates 14th, one minute 17 seconds off the yellow jersey.

The race moves into the mountains on Thursday, with Team Sky looking to win the event for the sixth time in eight years.

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