News | Giro d'Italia • May 10, 2021
Top-10 for Gaviria on road to Canale
Colombian 7th as breakaway outfoxes peloton
Fernando Gaviria showed signs of a return to form, surviving the late climbs to hang on in the group of favourites to dispute the sprint finish on Stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia from Biella to Canale (190km).
Stage honours went to Dutchman Taco Van Der Hoorn (Intermarche-Wanty) who stayed clear from the early breakaway on a day which saw many of the big-name sprinters dropped on the hilly run-in, which saw Gaviria arrive in 7th position.
UAE Team Emirates pressed Van der Hoorn hard in the closing stages, with several of the Emirati squad leading to chase in the final metres before running out of road as the line neared.
Diego Ulissi remains the highest placed rider in the GC at 10th overall, +32’’ from race leader Filippo Ganna (Ineos-Grenadiers).
Tomorrow stage 4 will see the riders go from Piacenza to Sestola (187km) and will mark the start of the battle for the General Classification with an uphill finish which could suit the talents of Ulissi.
Gaviria: “I’m happy because arriving at the front today confirmed the condition is good and the team worked really well. The legs were a bit tied up in the sprint after all the hard racing before but I’m looking forward to more opportunities for victory over the next couple of weeks in this Giro.”
Stage 3 results
1.Taco Van Der Hoorn (Intermarche-Wanty) 4:21:29
2. Davide Cimolai (Israel Start Up Nation) +4’’
3.Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) s.t
7 Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
General Classification after stage 3
1.Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) 8:51:26
2.Tobias Foss (Jumbo-Visma) +16’’
3.Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quickstep) +20’’
10.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) +32’’