Mark Cavendish wins stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia, Mathieu van der Poel retains the Maglia Rosa

Mark Cavendish wins stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia, Mathieu van der Poel retains the Maglia Rosa

Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) has won Stage 3 of the 105th Giro d’Italia, the 201km long route, starting from Kaposvár and finishing in Balatonfüred. Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) and Fernando Gaviria Rendon (UAE Team Emirates) finished second and third respectively.

Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) retains the Maglia Rosa.

STAGE RESULTS
1 – Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) – 201 km in 4h56’39″, average speed 40.654 km/h
2 – Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) s.t.
3 – Fernando Gaviria Rendon (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix)
2 – Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) at 11″
3 – Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) at 16″

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Mark Cavendish said: “I’m very happy. It’s nice to win. I wanted to do good in the first sprint. We have half of the team for climbing and half of the team for the sprints here. My teammates rode incredibly well. We had a set up and they delivered. I had to go long at 300m to go. I’m happy it worked well.”

The Maglia Rosa Mathieu Van der Poel said: “We did a very nice job as a team. We gave Mareczko a good lead out. He lost a wheel at a roundabout and got boxed in. He has more chances in the coming days. I’m happy to bring the Maglia Rosa to Italy. It’s been an amazing past few days here in Hungary.”