Stage 3: Sorrento to Marina di Ascea, 222km
Katusha’s Luca Paolini seized his maiden victory in his first ever Giro appearance. The 36-year-old veteran showed that Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali is not the only Italian who can descend well as he slipped away from the splintered peloton on the final descent 7km from home. He managed to open a 16-second gap over the chasing group by the time he crossed the finish line. Once the 20 bonus seconds for winning were taken into account, he had gained enough time to take over the maglia rosa. Continue reading
This month we highlight videos from Niki Terpstra’s proud parents to stage one of the Giro d’Italia and everything in between including Paul Kimmage in a pink jersey!
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1. Daniele Bennati: Speed and positioning
He might have blocked me for poking fun at his cat, but I love me some Daniele Bennati.
Stage 3: Sorrento to Marina di Ascea, 222km, medium mountains
This edition of the Giro is not hanging around – stage three and the boys are already climbing. Okay, they’re not climbing huge Dolomites or anything but it’s technical from the word go and the two climbs at the end of the stage are sufficient to shell the sprinters out the back. Continue reading