Koen Bouwman won stage three of the Criterium du Dauphine from the breakaway as Chris Froome crossed safely in the main following pack.
It was a first professional win for 23-year-old Dutchman Bouwman.
This was the second of the first three stages to be won from the break, with Lotto-Soudal’s Thomas de Gendt, winner on day one, doing enough to retain the overall race lead.
Froome, the three-time winner of this race, crossed the line in 40th place.
The sprint teams were hoping to dominate on the 184km stage from Le Chambon-sur-Lignon to Tullins, but miscalculated the strength of the six-man break, who held on in strong headwinds at the finish.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s Bouwman burst clear on the final straight to win ahead of Delko Marseille Provence’s Evaldas Siskevicius, while stage two winner Arnaud Demare (FDJ) beat Bryan Coquard (Direct-Energie) in the battle for minor places at the front of the peloton 11 seconds later.
Stage three result
1. Koen Bouwman (Ned/LottoNL) 4hrs 06mins 06secs
2. Evaldas Siskevicius (Lith/Delko) same time
3. Frederik Backaert (Bel/Wanty) same time
4. Bryan Nauleau (Fra/Direct Energie) same time
5. Alexey Vermeulen (US/LottoNL) same time
6. Quentin Pacher (Fra/Delko) same time
7. Arnaud Demare (Fra/FDJ) +11secs
8. Bryan Coquard (Fra/Direct Energie) same time
9. Pascal Ackermann (Ger/BORA) same time
10. Phil Bauhaus (Ger/Sunweb) same time
40. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) same time
Overall classification after stage three
1. Thomas de Gendt (Bel/Lotto) 12hrs 37mins 04secs
2. Axel Domont (Fra/AG2R) +48secs
3. Diego Ulissi (Ita/UAE Team Emirates) +1min 03secs
4. Pierre Latour (Fra/AG2R) +1min 07secs
5. Emanuel Buchmann (Ger/BORA) same time
6. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita/Bahrain) +1min 09secs
7. Ben Swift (GB/UAE Team Emirates) same time
8. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) same time
9. Tony Gallopin (Fra/Lotto) same time
10. Guillaume Martin (Fra/Wanty) same time
12. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) same time