Giro d'Italia
Stage 3: Repallo to Sestri Levante - Stage Details

Race leader Michael Matthews has capitalised on a perfect team ride by ORICA-GreenEDGE to win the third stage of the Giro d’Italia in the pink jersey.

The inclusion of Simon Clarke and Esteban Chaves in a strong early breakaway of 24 riders and the gatekeeping duties of Clarke until the final three kilometres set up the finale for the Australian outfit.

Completing the effort, Pieter Weening contributed to the chase alongside Tinkoff-Saxo whilst Simon Gerrans provided the final lead out before Matthews completed the perfect day to cross the line ahead of Fabio Felline (Trek Factory Racing).

It was another case of déjà vu for Matthews, who also won on stage six in the Maglia Rosa last year.

“It was only a short stage but they made it quite hard for us,” Matthews said. “We were lucky we had the two guys in the break from the start so we didn’t have to chase for most of the stage.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:33:53
2 Fabio Felline (ITA) - Trek Factory Racing ST
3 Philippe Gilbert (BEL) - BMC Racing Team ST
4 Sergey Lagutin (RUS) - Team Katusha ST
5 Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) - Astana Pro Team ST
6 Luca Paolini (ITA) - Team Katusha ST
7 Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) - Southeast Pro Cycling ST
8 Enrico Battaglin (ITA) - Bardiani CSF ST
9 Luis Leon Sanchez (SPA) - Astana Pro Team ST
10 Jonathan Monsalve (VEN) - Southeast Pro Cycling ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:33:53
21 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
27 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
40 Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
75 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:18
109 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:07
128 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:17:18
139 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:17:18
155 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:22:12