Giro d'Italia
Stage 3: Armagh - Dublin - Stage Details

ORICA-GreenEDGE’s Michael Matthews survived a hectic day in the maglia rosa on day three of the Giro d’Italia, finishing on the same time as stage winner Marcel Kittel (Giant Shimano). Sixteenth out of a front bunch of 32 riders, Matthews made the split in the peloton in a highly technical finale. He remains in the race lead by eight seconds over Alessandro Petacchi (Omega Pharma – Quick-Step) as the Giro heads home to Italy.

“It was a really crazy day,” said Matthews. “I almost expected a few crashes here and there. A few of our guys went dowon – me included – but luckily we were able to defend the jersey. I wasn’t able to get up there in the sprint, but it was mission accomplished for us today.”

“It couldn’t have gone that much better for us in these first three days,” said Sport Director Matt White. “Obviously we would have liked better stage results on the last two road stages, but the most important thing was to get the jersey and keep it, and we ticked those boxes.”

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) - Team Giant-Shimano 4:28:43
2 Ben Swift (GBr) - Team Sky ST
3 Elia Viviani (Ita) - Cannondale ST
4 Davide Appollonio (Ita) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
5 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) - FDJ.fr ST
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) - Team Sky ST
7 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) - Lampre-Merida ST
8 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) - Colombia ST
9 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) - Trek Factory Racing ST
10 Tyler Farrar (USA) - Garmin Sharp ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
16 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
26 Brett Lancaster (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
33 Luke Durbridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:11
34 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
74 Svein Tuft (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
77 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
181 Mitchell Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:15
195 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:13:39
196 Cameron Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST