Ganna stays on top after three stages

10 May 2021

Ganna stays on top after three stages

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Giro d'Italia - Stage 3 » Biella › Canale, 190km

Filippo Ganna pulled on the pink jersey for a third time after the team successfully navigated the third stage.

Early rain subsided for the 190-kilometre test, which featured a quartet of late climbs. With Bora-Hansgrohe pushing the pace, the Grenadiers were able to sit in the bunch, keeping both Egan Bernal and Pavel Sivakov out of trouble.

Ganna once again showed good climbing legs to remain in a reduced peloton and hold onto pink. At the finish the peloton were surprised as escapee Taco van der Hoorne (Intermarche-Wanty) held on to win solo from the breakaway.

Ganna, Bernal, Sivakov and the rest of the peloton came home just four seconds later. Stage four should see the climbing intensify even further, with Ganna admitting he will likely switch to a support role for the team.
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- Filippo Ganna

"I think it's the last stage that I will arrive in this amazing jersey. Tomorrow I'm sure with the climbs I can lose time. Tonight we have three Wolfie (mascots) for Claudio on the bus. Now it's important to recover, as on the last two climbs today I was suffering a lot. The speed on the climbs was very high and we saw a lot of sprinters dropped. In the end I don’t think there were a lot of riders left at the finish line.

"We’ll see for tomorrow and we’ll go day by day. For me it’s hard tomorrow. We know we have two big leaders in the team so now I will recover and give them my support."