Giro d'Italia - Stage 3 » Kaposvár › Balatonfüred, 201km

The INEOS Grenadiers comfortably ticked off the third stage of the Giro d'Italia as the race completed its Grande Partenza in Hungary.

The sprinters' test was all about staying safe, remaining well positioned and not losing any time. The Grenadiers hit the front in the closing stages, ensuring Richard Carapaz had a clean run into the final three kilometres. The Ecuadorian finished comfortably inside the peloton with his teammates as Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step AlphaVinyl) won the stage.

The bunch finish ensured the overall standings went unchanged, with Ben Tulett remaining sixth overall and team leader Richard Carapaz 15th.

An early rest day on Monday allows the race to relocate to Sicily, with the GC set to received another early shake-up on Tuesday with a summit finish on Etna.

- Matteo Tosatto

"We've finished the first three stages and we're very happy with the performance of the guys. They are all in a good place, with only Richie Porte suffering a small crash on the first day. Now we have the first rest day tomorrow and we'll get ready for the more important stages for us.

"It's a super group. On the bus but also in the race - there is really good communication. We have a lot of riders in the team with a lot of experience like Ben Swift, Puccio and Castro. That's the best for the young riders. They also have a great leader in Richard Carapaz. 

"The first stage in Italy is going to be hard and a big test. I think it's the first time the Giro is going to Etna on this road, as many times it's been a different approach."