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Hello and welcome to this live blog on NU.nl.

My name is Sam Blom and I will keep you informed about the third stage in the Giro d'Italia today.

Lots of fun!

  • Giro d'Italia

  • Stage 3

  • Riders started from Biella

  • Expected finish time: around 5.15 pm

  • Click here to follow the stage

in 4 days

113 km to go

- The race continues, although the lead of the leading group has decreased to just over four minutes.

About forty minutes before the serious hill section starts.

in 4 days

It is clear that it is raining in the northwest of Italy.

🇮🇹 #GiroThere have been more pleasant days in the office, that's for sure 🌧️


Avatar Author BORA - hansgrohe Moment of places 11:53 - 10 May 2021

in 4 days

Another 142 km

- The lead of the front runners remains around six minutes.

There is now a somewhat hilly stage, but it will take another eighty kilometers before the real climbing of this stage starts.

in 4 days

in 4 days

Rosette wearer Filippo Ganna at the start for the third stage.

Due to the gap of more than six minutes on the leading group, he has virtually lost his pink jersey to Lars van den Berg.

Obviously there is still a long way to go in this stage.

in 4 days

Another 165 km

- The peloton is taking it easy and allows the lead of the leading group to increase to six minutes.

in 4 days

Another 171 km

- It is now clear that not Taaramäe, but the Dutchman Lars van den Berg is in the leading group.

With Van den Berg and Van der Hoorn, there are therefore two Dutchmen in the leading group, who cycle further and further away from the peloton and have a two-minute lead.

in 4 days

182 km to go

- The leading group is waiting for Ponomar (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec).

So we now have eight leaders.

in 4 days

Another 183 km

- Ukrainian Andrii Ponomar tries to make the crossing to the leading group, but that is not easy.

He is still in between the peloton and the leading group.

The difference between those two groups is now almost a minute and a half.

in 4 days

in 4 days

184 km to go

- The entire leading group of seven:

  • Taco van der Hoorn (IntermarchĂ©-Wanty-Gobert MatĂ©riaux)

  • Rein Taaramäe (IntermarchĂ©-Wanty-Gobert MatĂ©riaux)

  • Vincenzo Albanian (EOLO-Kometa)

  • Samuele Rivi (EOLO-Kometa)

  • Alexis Gougeard (AG2R-CitroĂ«n)

  • Simon Pellaud (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)

  • Samuele Zoccarato (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè)

in 4 days

Another 185 km 

- Vincenzo Albanese is also in the leading group.

The Italian was also part of the flight of the day yesterday and is the wearer of the blue jersey for the KOM classification.

The complete composition of the leading group is still waiting.

in 4 days

Another 190 km

- Barely started, we see the first leading group of the day arise.

Seven men are involved, including the Dutchman Taco van der Hoorn.

in 4 days

This is the profile of today's stage, with a final full of hills after a flat run-up.

in 4 days


After the neutral start, you can now really race.

Do we see an escape soon?

in 4 days

in 4 days

A preview of today's stage, with a hilly final.

in 4 days

After Tim Merlier's victory in the bunch sprint yesterday, the riders are now ready for the third stage in the Giro d'Italia.

The riders do this with Filippo Ganna in the pink jersey.

He won the time trial on Saturday.

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