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101st Giro d'Italia : Stage 3, Be'er Sheva to Eilat
By Mark Sharon
Date: 5/6/2018
101st Giro d'Italia : Stage 3, Be'er Sheva to Eilat
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April 19, 2018

Viviani doubles up in Eilat.

Be'er Sheva › Eilat (229k)

Quickstep's Elia Viviani took a second win, in Eilat on the shores of the Red Sea

Eilat, 6 May 2018 – The second longest stage of the 101st Giro d'Italia saw the peloton tackling a tough desert terrain before the Italian rider Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) won in a bunch sprint Stage 3 of the 101st Giro d'Italia, Be'er Sheva-Eilat of 229km to take his second consecutive stage victory. Sacha Modolo (Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale) and Sam Bennett (Bora - Hansgrohe) finished second and third respectively

Viviani wins Stage 3 in Eilat

Vivianni wins in Eilat Photo credit : Photo Fabio Ferrari - LaPresse May 06, 2018 Be'er Sheva-Eilat(Israel)

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Viviani said: “In the first two hours of racing I felt very bad. The pressure was off after yesterday's win. But I felt better later on. I have competed in the classics so I was ready for 230km today. We followed our plan. We only missed Sabatini because he had a flat tyre. But the final straight was good for me.”

The race leader Dennis said: “It feels good to retain the Maglia Rosa. It's been a stressful day though. In the end, it's been a maximum effort to stay out of trouble and away from the splits. Campenaerts paid the price for his efforts to take the jersey but he did well. In Sicily, I'll take it day by day and try to stay in pink as long as possible.”

The racing resumes in Sicily on Tuesday 8 May with stage four, 198km from Catania to Caltagirone


Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel - Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team)
Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprint classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo - Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum - Enrico Barbin (Bardiani CSF)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin - Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors)

Race Results - Stage 2 and GC

La Flčche Wallonne 2018 Route

101st Giro d'Italia Route Map

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