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GIRO’22 Stage 3: Cavendish Cruises to Stage Dash Win!

Giro Stage 3 Race Report: After a lower than startling stage, Mark Cavendish took a formidable stage win forward of Arnaud Démare and Fernando Gaviria. The ‘Manx Missile’ went early and not one of the different fast-finishers may get previous him. Mathieu van der Poel held the pink jersey going into the primary relaxation day.

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Stage 3 remaining Ok

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A robust dash from Mark Cavendish

The third stage of the Giro d’Italia 2022 was gained by Mark Cavendish. After a flat stage of 201 kilometres, ending in Balatonfüred, the Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl rider was the quickest within the bunch dash. Mathieu van der Poel stays in possession of the pink jersey and can put on it on Tuesday in Sicilia.

The jersey leaders line-up firstly

The Route:
Stage 3 runs round Lake Balaton, the Hungarian sea. At first, the route approaches the lake on mildly undulating roads. After Nagykanizsa, the route heads in the direction of the Balaton, rolling all the way in which to the shore. Skirting alongside the lakeshore for the ultimate 50 km, the route takes in a single remaining brief climb by the Tihany Abbey. The stage finale is generally straight, with only a few gentle bends.


Remaining kilometres
The ultimate kilometres are just about flat. Previous the Tihany Peninsula, the route follows the coast, taking a brief climb (with a couple of metres’ drop) within the final kilometre. The ultimate 500 metres rise virtually imperceptibly, all the way in which to the house straight.

The followers had been out once more to see the Giro peloton

As regular on a sprinter’s stage, there was a brief battle to be within the early break. Shortly after the beginning gun, three riders broke away from the peloton, together with Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli’s Mattia Bais and Filippo Tagliani. These two had shaped the break within the opening stage to Visegrád. This time that they had Samuele Rivi of EOLO-Kometa for firm.

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Even the dinosaurs are in pink

The peloton was fairly blissful to provide the three greater than 5 minutes lead, however Alpecin-Fenix ​​began to chase after 50 kilometres. The crew of pink jersey Mathieu van der Poel decreased the distinction to beneath 3 minutes pretty shortly. The primary abandonment of the Giro: Jan Tratnik suffered an excessive amount of from his wrist after his crash on the opening day and needed to cease.

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The break of the (lengthy) day

The lead fluctuated between 2 and three minutes for a very long time. Alpecin-Fenix, Lotto Soudal, Groupama-FDJ and Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl had been on the entrance of the pack. They had been working for his or her sprinters Caleb Ewan, Arnaud Démare and Mark Cavendish.

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Van der Poel and the Alpecin-Fenix crew appeared blissful

With greater than 40 kilometres to go to the end there was some motion. Rivi attacked within the main group and managed to drop Tagliani. Bais was in a position to observe Rivi’s wheel, leaving us with two males within the lead. The EOLO-Kometa rider then made one other try, however was unable to forestall the escape coming to an finish 28 kilometres from the end.

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There must be discipline/peloton shot

The peloton then rode on at a gentle tempo. On the one climb of the day, Pascal Eenkhoorn and Rick Zabel sprinted for the factors. The Jumbo-Visma rider beat the German, in order that they now each have 5 factors within the mountains classification. Zabel will put on the mountain jersey, as he’s larger on the final classification.

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The tempo was not ‘blistering’

Eenkhoorn determined to proceed on his personal after the KOM dash. He briefly had an 11 second lead, however the peloton pulled him in 6 kilometres from the end. Then it was time for the dash trains to kind them selves out. Alpecin-Fenix, Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl and Groupama-FDJ pushed their solution to the entrance. Mark Cavendish was introduced completely into the final kilometre.

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The break wasn’t going to remain away

The pink jersey of Van der Poel additionally close to the entrance within the service of Jakub Mareczko, however the Italian was not on the Dutchman’s wheel. On the opposite aspect of the highway, Cavendish began his dash from far out, after good preparatory work by Michael Mørkøv. The Briton made an extended dash and saved Arnaud Démare and Fernando Gaviria behind him by practically a motorcycle size, to document his sixteenth stage win within the Giro d’Italia.

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Zabel wished the all KOM factors for himself, but it surely wasn’t to be

Démare and Gaviria had been second and third. Behind that Biniam Girmay managed to take fourth place. Edward Theuns was in sixth place, ending forward of prime favorite Caleb Ewan, who was poorly positioned within the remaining kilometre and sprinted to eighth place.

Cavendish hit the entrance early

Stage winner, Mark Cavendish (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl): “I’m very blissful. It’s good to win. I wished to do good within the first dash. We now have half of the crew for climbing and half of the crew for the sprints right here. My teammates rode extremely properly. We had a arrange and so they delivered. I needed to go lengthy at 300m to go. I’m blissful it labored properly.”

Cavendish held all of them off to the road

Maglia Rosa, Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix): “We did a really good job as a crew. We gave Mareczko a very good lead out. He misplaced a wheel at a roundabout and bought boxed in. He has extra possibilities within the coming days. I’m blissful to convey the Maglia Rosa to Italy. It’s been a tremendous previous few days right here in Hungary.”

Mathieu van der Poel nonetheless very pink!

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Giro d’Italia Stage 3 Consequence:
1. Mark Cavendish (GB) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl in 4:56:39
2. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
3. Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Staff Emirates
4. Biniam Girmay (Eri) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
5. Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix
6. Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
7. Simone Consonni (Ita) Cofidis
8. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal
9. Alberto Dainese (Ita) DSM
10. Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain-Victorious.

Giro d’Italia General After Stage 3:
1. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix in 9:43:50
2. Simon Yates (GB) BikeExchange-Jayco at 0:11
3. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:16
4. Matteo Sobrero (Ita) BikeExchange-Jayco at 0:24
5. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe
6. Ben Tulett (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
7. Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma at 0:28
8. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
9. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain-Victorious at 0:29
10. Mauro Schmid (Swi) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl.

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