Fausto Masnada cruises to victory in Tour of the Alps stage 3

Fausto Masnada wins stage 3 Tour of the Alps 2019

Fausto Masnada won Wednesday’s third stage of the Tour of the Alps which saw Team Sky’s Pavel Sivakov hang on to the overall lead despite sniping attempts from Vincenzo Nibali.

Masnada closed out the 106 kilometre fourth stage from Salorno to Baselga di Pine with a final solo breakaway to forge a five second win over Sivakov’s Sky team-mate, Tao Geoghegan Hart, who claimed stage one of the tour. Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe) was third.

Nibali was a danger to Sivakov on the final climb. But Chris Froome, out of contention for the lead himself at this point, hit back on behalf of his Sky team-mate, helping Sivakov keep in touch with the rampant Italian by responding to two attacks over the closing stages.

As a result Sivakov has an eight second lead over Astana’s Jan Hart going into Thursday’s 134-kilometre fourth stage from Baselga di Pine to Cles.

Tour of the Alps 2019 – stage 3 results (Salurn/Salorno – Baselga di Pinè):

1Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)


2Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Sky)


3Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)


4Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)


5Dario Cataldo (Astana)


6Aleksandr Vlasov (Gazprom–Rusvelo)


7Pavel Sivakov (Team Sky)


8Jan Hirt (Astana)


9Roland Thalmann (Vorarlberg Santic)


10Mattia Cattaneo (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)



Tour of the Alps 2019 – general classification after stage 3:

1Pavel Sivakov (Team Sky)


2Jan Hirt (Astana)


3Mattia Cattaneo (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)


4Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)


5Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Sky)


6Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)


7Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain-Merida)


8Roland Thalmann (Vorarlberg Santic)


9Aleksandr Vlasov (Gazprom–Rusvelo)


10Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)



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