Ewan wins in the sprint
Sagan had already complained about malaise and gastric problems in recent days. On Wednesday morning, the Slovak, who was changed from the German Team Bora-Hansgrohe to French Equipe Team ergies before the season, then no longer on. Sagan wants to start the spring classic Milan-Sanremo on March 19 March. The 32-year-old could never decide the longest one-day race in the WorldTour calendar for himself, two second places (2013, 2017) with twelve participations were his best yields.
On the 170 kilometers of the 3rd stage between Murlo and Terni, there was only one mountain rating, which decided in this classifying Davide Bais (Kometa) for themselves. Then, Bais had fallen back to the Peloton, so that five of his former colleagues drove a long time before the field. But about 50 kilometers in front of the destination was your solo on. Even before the goal, there should be another attack. After the field had attracted the tempo at a stopover, a prominent quartet made itself the flight. With the two-time tourist Tadej Pogacar (UAE Emirates) and the World Champion Julian Alaphilippe (Quickstep-Alphavinyl) made his teammate Marc Soler and Tao Gheoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers).
But a few minutes before the finish, it was also about the top-occupied aureisse group, so that a mass spurt had to decide on the daily victory. And in this, Ewan – who had fallen in the course of the race – had the best grains at the end. The Australian caught shortly before the finish line Arnaud Demare (FDJ), who had attracted the sprint, still off. The German Sprinter Pascal Ackermann (UAE Emirates) and Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Victorious) came on the ranks six and seven. The overall ranking continues time-champion Filippo Ganna (Ineos-Grenadiers).
On Thursday, a preliminary decision over the overall victory could fall if the challenging final after Bellante is pending on the 4th stage.
3. Stage Murlo – Terni (170,00 km):
1. Caleb Ewan (Australia) – Lotto Soudal 4:07:24 hrs.; 2. Arnaud Demare (France) – Groupama-FDJ + 0 sec.; 3. Olav Kooij (Netherlands) – Jumbo Visa; 4. Nacer Bouhanni (France) – Team Arkea-Samsic; 5. Tim Merlier (Belgium) – Alpecin-Fenix; 6. Pascal Ackermann (Landau in the Palatinate) – UAE Team Emirates; 7. Phil Bauhaus (Cologne) – Bahrain Victorious; 8. Simone Consonni (Italy) – Cofidis; 9. Elia Viviani (Italy) – Ineos Grenadiers; 10. Matteo Moschetti (Italy) – Trek – Segafredo;… 73. Emanuel Buchmann (Lochau / Austria) – Bora-Hansgrohe + 12; 99. Nikias Arndt (Cologne) – Team DSM; 106. Michael Schwarzmann (Kempten) – Lotto-Soudal; 126. Jasha Sütterlin (Freiburg im Breisgau) – Bahrain Victorious; 156. Roger Kluge (Berlin) – Lotto Soudal + 1:31 min.; 163. Rick Zabel (Cologne) – Israel Prime Minister Tech + 11:23; 164. Rüdiger Selig (Berlin) – Lotto-Soudal
Total standings single, stand after the 3rd stage:
*1. Filippo Ganna (Italy) – Ineos Grenadiers 9:48:04 hrs.; 2. Remco Evenepeel (Belgium) – Decuninck-Quick-Step + 11 sec.; 3. Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia) – UAE Team Emirates + 14; 4. Alex Dowsett (United Kingdom) – Israel Prime Minister Tech + 25; 5. Thyme Arensman (Netherlands) – Team DSM + 28; 6. Tobias Ludvigsson (Sweden) – Groupama-FDJ + 32; 7. Kasper Asgreen (Denmark) – Decuninck-Quick-Step + 36; 8. Benjamin Thomas (France) – Cofidis + 42; 9. Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Colombia) – Astana Qazaqstan team; 10th Jos van Emden (Netherlands) – Jumbo Visa + 45;… 3 * 0. Jasha Sütterlin (Freiburg im Breisgau) – Bahrain Victorious + 1:05 min.; 75. Nikias Arndt (Cologne) – Team DSM + 1:29; 81. Pascal Ackermann (Landau in the Palatinate) – UAE Team Emirates + 1:32; 97. Emanuel Buchmann (Lochau / Austria) – Bora-Hansgrohe + 1:45; 117. Phil Bauhaus (Cologne) – Bahrain Victorious + 2:01; 140. Michael Schwarzmann (Kempten) – Lotto-Soudal + 2:35; 144. Roger Kluge (Berlin) – Lotto Soudal + 2:42; 161. Rick Zabel (Cologne) – Israel Prime Minister Tech + 13:12; 164. Rüdiger Selig (Berlin) – Lotto-Soudal + 24: 49