The Magyar triptych of the Giro 2022 ends this Sunday, with a 201 kilometer long stage between Kaposvar and Balatonfüred. The route will be flat, or almost, which suggests a mass sprint at the finish. The opportunity for Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) and the other big calves of the peloton to deliver a good explanation before joining Sicily.
Démare: “My teammates will place me properly”
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4:30 p.m. : It’s been more than 15 years, exactly 5499 days, since Mark Cavendish won the very first professional victory of his career, at the 2007 Scheldeprijs. He beat Robbie McEwen. Can he raise his arms again today?
4:21 p.m. : The final seemed wet earlier but it should have dried for the passage of the runners. Beware of the roundabout under the red flame before a fairly straight last kilometer but with some dangerous narrowings. And, apparently, there will be a headwind.
4:15 p.m. : Because the Tour of Italy is also the Tour of Italy (and of Hungary in this case)!
4:12 p.m. : Some sprinters present on this Giro know Hungary well and the two stage cities of the day were on the program in 2021. The arrival of stage 1 took place in Kaposvár and Bauhaus (present) had beaten Mareczko (also present) in the sprint. The start of the 2nd stage was in Balatonfüred, finish of the day.
4:05 p.m. : 38.5 km/h for the moment in this 3rd stage. It’s very, very little.
4:00 p.m. : There are always four of them riding at the head of the peloton 74km from the finish : Lotto-Soudal, QuickStep-AlphaVinyl, Alpecin-Fenix and Israel-Premier Tech. The Groupama-FDJ let it happen.
3:58 p.m. : And yes, the Giro is also about “special” performance on the side of the road. But at least it animates the stage.
3:55 p.m. : Very quiet day in the peloton. We are peaceful, the runners are at least 20 minutes behind the slowest time.
3:53 p.m. : The Giro can be followed live, in full and exclusively on Eurosport!
3:46 p.m. : 2’22” ahead for the three leading men in the peloton, while there are still 82 kilometers to go in this 3rd stage.
3:45 p.m. : The stage favorite is obviously Caleb Ewan on paper. The Australian from Lotto-Soudal will have to recover from his fall in the 1st stage, but he is the fastest intrasequently. His main opponents will be Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), Mark Cavendish (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl), Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) or even Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel-Premier Tech). Without forgetting the prognosis of our consultant Jacky Durand: Jakub Mareczko (Alpecin-Fenix).
3:32 p.m. : Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) affirmed this morning his confidence in his teammates to place him well in the final…
Démare: “My teammates will place me properly”
3:30 p.m. : Unsurprisingly, we find the Lotto-Soudal of Ewan, the QuickStep-AlphaVinyl of Cavendish, the Alpecin-Fenix of the pink jersey Van der Poel and the Groupama-FDJ of Démare at the head of the peloton.
3:25 p.m. : Nagykanizsa intermediate sprint results : 1. Filippo Tagliani (Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli), 12 points; 2. Samuele Rivi (EOLO-Kometa), 8 pts; 3. Mattia Bais (Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli), 6 pts; 4. Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates), 5 pts ; 5. Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ), 4 pts ; 6. Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel-Premier Tech), 3 pts; 7. Biniam Girmay (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Materials), 2 pts; 8. Filippo Fiorelli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), 1 pt.
3:19 p.m. : It’s time to make a first point on the race so we are at 100km from the finish ! At the head of the race are Mattia Bais and Filippo Tagliani (Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli), who had already escaped on the 1st stage, and Samuele Rivi (EOLO-Kometa). The three men have a little more than 3 minutes ahead of a peloton led by the sprinter teams.
3:14 p.m. : Discover the profile of the 3rd stage in video…
Flat and more flat: the profile of the 3rd stage
3:13 p.m. : Hello everyone and welcome to our site to follow LIVE the 3rd stage of the Tour of Italy 2022 between Kaposvár and Balatonfüred (201km).
The Tour of Italy can be followed on Eurosport antennas and applications from May 6 to 29, the date of arrival in Verona. Every day, the Kings of the Pedal will take to the air a few tens of minutes before the start of the stage to discuss the challenges of the day. Each step will have to be followed in full. So far, Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) has met expectations for his first participation in the Italian Grand Tour. The Dutchman took the pink jersey by winning the first stage in the sprint on Friday, before keeping it on the clock on Sunday.
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