Back to Italy with no crashes
07 May 2012

Giro d'Italia (st. 3)

Movistar Team save themselves from another dangerous finish, the last one on Danish soil, as they start the long transfer to Verona, where a team time trial will restart the race on Wednesday following tomorrow's rest day one

Another fall in the final straight put an end into Movistar Team’s hopes in the third stage in the 2012 Giro d’Italia, the last one on anish soil. The accident, which got involved race leader Taylor Phinney (BMC) and yesterday’s winner Mark Cavendish (SKY), did not still catch the Blue riders, with Fran Ventoso, helped once again by his team-mates in the finale, unable to enter the volata as he came across in 19th place.

The 190-kilometer stage in and around Horsens did not have much history apart from the six-man attempt caught with 25k from the finish line, with Australian Matthew Goss (OGE) imposing his final speed. Lastras, the only rider from the telephone squad to get involved in the crash, did a nice ride helping Ventoso into the sprint despite pain from the blows all around his body. The Giro caravan is now starting a long, 1,500-kilometer transfer to Italy, where the race will start again on Wednesday with a 33k TTT in Verona following a first rest day tomorrow.

Giovanni Visconti: “I knew that these days weren’t the ones suiting me the most. The only important thing for these three stages in Denmark was saving ourselves from crashes, avoiding any damages, and we all inside the team achieved it. These were really dangerous stages, really different from what seems by looking at the TV, where nervousness and tenstion are really high, and we saw again into the final circuit. I hope to get myself at the fore during this Giro, especially after the TTT and the stage to Modena there’s a really beautiful second week, with routes difficult to handle for team riders and where chances to notch up a stage win will be bigger, but no one will give out anything for free.”