Taco van der Hoorn claimed a surprise breakaway win on stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia, a 190-km ride from Biella to Canale, on Monday as Filippo Ganna retained the overall lead.
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Van der Hoorn (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert Materiaux) attacked out of a dwindling and seemingly doomed breakaway group with just under 9km to go and held off the chasing peloton to win by four seconds.
Davide Cimolai, of Israel Start-Up Nation, sprinted to second place ahead of former three-time world champion Peter Sagan in third.
Ganna holds onto the overall leader’s pink jersey for a third day after completing a rain-soaked stage safely in the peloton.
Tobias Foss climbed into second place in the general classification, 16 seconds down on Ganna, after leapfrogging fellow Jumbo-Visma rider Edoardo Affini, who lost time and dropped down the rankings.
Deceuninck-Quick-Step’s Remco Evenepoel moved into third place, 20 seconds down on Ganna.
Ganna is expected to relinquish the overall lead in Tuesday’s fourth stage to Sestola, which ends with a steep, 4.3km climb and a 2.5km dash to the finish.