Elia Viviani has just won stage three of 101st Giro d’Italia earlier today in an impressive sprint as Rohan Dennis kept his leaders’ jersey.
Today’s stage marked the last one that took place in Israel before riders heading to the first resting day (tomorrow) and taking the time to get back in Italy.
After an impressive stage two on Saturday, Elia Viviani has now grabbed another victory at the 229km long route through Negev’s deserts in Israel.
“I won and so don’t want to start a polemic. He moved big time. We made contact but I went through,” he said. He went on the left and so I went on the right but then he moved across the road,” Viviani, 29, said about Bennett.
— Giro d’Italia (@giroditalia) May 6, 2018
Stage 3 Results
- Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors: 5hrs 2mins 09secs
- Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
- Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe
- Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
- Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
- Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal
- Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
- Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
- Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
- Jose Goncalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin
This is how three of the fastest riders compared over the final 250m sprint at today’s @giroditalia:
? Top Speed: 64.9km/h | ⚡ Max Power: 1594W |
— Velon CC (@VelonCC) May 6, 2018
General Classification after third stage
- Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team: 9hrs 05mins 30secs
- Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb at 1sec
- Jose Goncalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin at 13secs
- Alex Dowsett (GB) Katusha-Alpecin at 17secs
- Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team at 19secs
- Simon Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott at 21secs
- Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors at 22secs
- Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin at 28secs
- Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida: same time
- Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team at 29secs