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BAUER TAKES 3RD STAGE; ELLIOTT STILL LEADS

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Canadian Steve Bauer, a late race entrant, bolted away from two riders on a cobblestone hill with about one mile left Saturday and cruised to an eight-second victory in the third stage of the Tour DuPont bicycle race.

Malcolm Elliott of Britain retained his race leader's jersey after finishing 16th in the main pack in the 92-mile Federicksburg-to-Richmond road race. The winner's time was 3 hours, 58 minutes, 44 seconds.Gianvito Martinelli of Italy, who finished third Friday, placed second in the third stage in 3:58:52. Frans Massen of the Netherlands was third in the same time as Martinelli.

Bauer, who claimed his first win in two years, was named as a replacement for teammate Stephen Swart of New Zealand one day before the race. He flew from Toronto to Philadelphia about 24 hours prior to last Wednesday's prologue.

"I attacked on the hill," said Bauer, who removed his hands from the handlebars and coasted across the finish line. "I put my head down and managed to pull clear. I felt good."

Raul Alcala of Mexico, the race leader after winning the prologue last Wednesday, placed 31st in the main pack and remains second, one second behind Elliott.

Bobby Julich of Glenwood Springs, Colo., also remained in third place, four seconds behind Elliott.

Greg LeMond of Medina, Minn., the three-time Tour de France winner, placed 18th and slipped one position, into a tie for seventh with Frankie Andreu of Dearborn, Mich., eight seconds behind.