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The Ecuadorian slid out on damp roads heading into the final kilometres whilst riding in the front group. After picking himself up, the Grenadier received medical attention at the side of the road before finishing the stage.
Carapaz was assessed by the team's medical staff, receiving treatment for abrasions and contusions. He will continue to be monitored overnight ahead of stage four.
The stage was enlivened by an impressive breakaway performance from neo-pro Magnus Sheffield. The American bridged across to a group of six escapees, and was the final rider to be reeled in with 20km to go.
Rodriguez crossed the line 14 seconds back on winner Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe) to retain third overall. The Grenadier now sits 36 seconds off the lead, and just four off second placed Remco Evenepoel.
Pavel Sivakov moved up to ninth overall on the day, with Tao Geoghegan Hart now sitting in 13th.