Cycling: Meersman claims Romandie stage three

Belgian Gianni Meersman won the third stage of the Tour of Romandie on Friday following a 181km ride around Payerne.

The 27-year-old Omega Pharma rider beat Italian Francesco Gavazzi and Switzerland's Michael Albasini in a sprint finish.

It was Meersman's second stage win in the tour after his success in Wednesday's first stage but Britain's Chris Froome still held the overall lead.