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Viviani Wins Second Stage at the Giro and Other Cool News from the World of Cycling

By Monica Buck

Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling along with it! So what did you miss?

The Giro is leaving Israel

Elia Viviani (Quick-Step) took a second consecutive stage win in the Israel part of this year’s Giro d’Italia. His team did a great job of keeping him in a good position for the last few hundred meters and Viviani proved just too fast for Sacha Modolo (EF Education-Drapac), who finished second, as well as for Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe), who was beat down to third.

“They feel I’m a proper leader of the team. That makes the difference and that creates more occasions for me. I’m happy to be here and to win a lot of stages in the Grand Tours. That’s a big goal for me and my career,” Viviani told the journalists after the stage.

Rohan Dennis (BMC) meanwhile maintained the overall lead with Tom Dumoulin right behind him.

2018 Giro classification after stage three

1 Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team), in 09-05-20
2 Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb), at 1s
3 José Gonçalves (Katusha-Alpecin), at 13s
4 Alex Dowsett (Katusha-Alpecin), at 17s
5 Pello Bilbao (Astana Pro Team), at 19s
6 Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), at 21s
7 Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors), at 22s
8 Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin), at 28s
9 Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida), st
10 Carlos Betancur (Movistar), at 29s

Those statistics

They are really starting to get to some of the guys.

You’re just stronger, Ryan

Top notch marketing!

Where are all the bike racks, Tom?

Revenge of the fifth!

May the fourth be with you all.

We’ve all been there