BOGOTÁ. The Colombian Fernando Gaviria has achieved his first victory in the Giro d’Italia 2019 and the fifth in his history of the ‘pink corsa’, after the jury of commissioners disqualified the Italian Elia Viviani (Deceunick Quick Step) for irregular sprint in the definition of the third stage with final in the town of Orbetello.
Gaviria, fourth in the first day for sprinters, was once again one of the protagonists in the conclusion of the extensive 220km section, which saw the best sprinters in action in the victory race. Viviani took the lead in the left lane of the track, but at the moment of launching towards the finish she closed her compatriot Matteo Moschetti (Trek Segafredo).
The jury relied on the video and when noticing the infraction, disqualified the Italian and handed the victory to Gaviria, who had passed in the second box ahead of the French Arnaud Demare (Groupama FDJ) and the German Pascal Ackermann (Bora Hansgrohe ), winner in the previous day.
With this victory, the Colombian added his fifth victory in the history of the Giro d’Italia and seven (two in the Tour de France) in his pallet of sprinter in big laps.
Likewise, the 24-year-old rider was one victory away from equaling Lucho Herrera as the Colombian rider with the most victories in Giro, Tour and Vuelta. (Fedeciclismo Colombia / cyclingnews.com)
TEN FIRST CLASSIFICATION STAGE 3 (220 KM).
- Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 5:23:19
- Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
- Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
- Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
- Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Dimension Data
- Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team
- Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
- Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
- Christian Knees (Ger) Team Ineos
- Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First
TEN FIRST GENERAL INDIVIDUAL CLASSIFICATION.
- Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 10:21:01
- Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott +0:00:19
- Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida +0:00:23
- Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team +0:00:28
- Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb +0:00:28
- Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe +0:00:33
- Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo +0:00:39
- Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida +0:00:40
- Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team +0:00:42
- Victor De La Parte (Spa) CCC Team +0:00:45