After Stage 2 of the 2017 Giro Rosa shook up the General Classification, Stage 3 was one of those typically Giro stages that look pretty benign on the profile, but could go pretty much any way – one for sprinters, “unless it’s the exact opposite”, as Dan said in our Giro podcast preview.
There were lots of attacks, in the very fast race – and then the 2nd category climb hit, and the peloton shattered…. would it come back together or was it another day for the breakaways?
I’ve got highlights videos, results, photos and more – be careful about scrolling down if you want to avoid spoilers – and I’ve been adding all the extra videos in here as I find them, so there could be more than when you last looked!
1. Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM, 2:27:49
2. Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervélo-Bigla, s.t.
3. Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cylance, s.t.
4. Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine-Futuroscope, s.t.
5. Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels-Dolmans, s.t.
6. Chloe Hosking (Aus) Alé Cipollini, s.t.
7. Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products, s.t.
8. Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5, s.t.
9. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota, s.t.
10. Ilaria Sanguinetti (Ita) BePink Cogeas, s.t.
I love Barbara Guarischi cheering for Barnes in the background!
No change to the General Classification – the full results are here.
Photo galleries on the race facebook, ORICA-Scott facebook, and more great Vélofocus images on their website. If you, like me, like what Vélofocus do, listen to them talk about their 2017 season so far, and buy their 2017 women’s cycling photobook.
Stage 4 looks completely flat and so a guaranteed bunch sprint – but remember back in 2012 when Tiffany Cromwell “stole” a sprint stage with a 100km solo breakaway? Guaranteed for bunch sprinting, unless it’s the exact opposite! It starts at 12:10 CEST, so 11:10am UK BST, 6:10am USA EDT, 8:10pm Aussie AEST. Here’s how to follow it live.
Team videos from Wiggle High5, ORICA-Scott and Véloconcept – and more highlights from the race organisers:
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