Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quickstep) sprinted to yet another win, taking out stage 3 of Tirreno-Adriatico. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) placed 2nd and Fernando Gaviria (UAE-Emirates) was 3rd.
4th belonged to our Italian fast man, Giacomo Nizzolo, having produced a strong sprint despite crashing earlier in the stage.
Once Nizzolo confirmed he was still prepared to give the sprint a go post crash, the team sprung into action with Ben King doing some good work at the head of the peloton.
Reinardt Janse van Rensburg then turned on “Beast Mode” for the final 3km and did a really strong leadout for Nizzolo. A technical finale suited Viviani though and he was first over the line.
With a very swollen elbow, it was necessary that Nizzolo went for x-rays after the finish. Team Doctor, Dr Christopher Edler confirmed the relatively good news. “Giacomo sustained a fair amount of bruising to his elbow and shoulder, on his left side. We were concerned with the swelling around his elbow and a possible fracture. Fortunately the x-rays of his left elbow and shoulder revealed no fractures. Giacomo will be able to start tomorrow’s stage.”
Stage 3 Results1st – Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quickstep), 2nd – Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), 3rd Fernando Gaviria (UAE-Emirates), 4th – Giacomo Nizzolo, 70th Reinardt Janse van Rensburg