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Tour of Croatia 2016 Stage 3

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photo credits @ Tour of Croatia 

Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) made a strong comeback after yesterday’s defeat to Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), by beating the British rider in a massive sprint finale in today’s stage 3 of the Tour Of Croatia.

Meanwhile, Timothy Dupont (Verandas Willems), rounded out the podium in third place.

Race Highlights

Today’s stage saw a six-rider breakaway group containing Josef Cerny (CCC Sprandi Polkowice), Nicola Boem (Bardiani CSF), Marcin Bialoblocki (ONE Pro Cycling), Artem Ovechkin (Gazprom-Rusvelo), Mark Christian (Team WIGGINS), and Kamil Gradek (Verva ActiveJet), get underway earlier on in the race. 

From there, the escapees remained out front for most of the day, until the peloton finally caught them during the last 2 kilometers.

Trek-Segafredo then took control during the final twisty run-in to the finish, where they managed to deliver Nizzolo into perfect position, to not only seize the stage victory over Cavendish, but also wrest the leader’s jersey from his rival well. 

- Aktion - Rennszene - Querformat - quer - horizontal - Event/Veranstaltung: 2. Rour of Croatia / 2. Kroatien Rundfahrt 2016 - Osijek to/nach Varazdin 235.1 km - Location/Ort: Croatia/Kroatien - Europa/Europa - Date/Datum: 19.04.2016

Makarska to Sibenik, 190.8km
1. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
2. Timothy Dupont (Bel) Verandas Willems
3. Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling
4. Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data
5. Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
6. Roman Maikin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
7. Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke
8. Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Synergy Baku
9. Paolo Simon (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
10. Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli all same time

General classification after stage three
1. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
2. Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data at 10 secs
3. Timothy Dupont (Bel) Willems Verandas at 16 secs
4. Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data at 20 secs
5. Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling at 22 secs
6. Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani-CSF at 23 secs
7. Alexey Kurbatov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo at 25 secs
8. Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Synergy Baku at 26 secs
9. Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke at 26 secs
10. Roman Maikin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo at 26 secs

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