Fernando Gaviria of Quick-Step Floors has won his second stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia after beating Italy’s Jakub Mareczko and Ireland’s Sam Bennett to the line in Messina overnight.
Gaviria’s team mate Bob Jungels retained the Maglia Rosa while the huge crowd at the finish town celebrated their home town hero Vincenzo Nibali. Following his win Fernando Gaviria said it was hard to say who his main sprint rival was.
“Every day, we’ve had a different winner in the first three stages,” he said. “I only use my instinct for sprinting anyway. It’s all about staying focused and attacking at the right moment.”
Again things didn’t go to plan for Orica-Scott’s Caleb Ewan, the young Aussie being caught up and unable to reach the lead sprinters. The Giro continues tonight with a 207km stage, the first of this edition of the race on mainland Italian soil.
Giro d’Italia Stage 3 Top 3
1 – Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) – 159km in 3h40’11”, average speed 43.327km/h
2 – Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia) s.t.
3 – Sam Bennett (Bora – Hansgrohe) s.t