"I had never seen Michele so skinny, certainly we will one of the protagonists in the next stages!."
The race was still won by Slovakian Peter Sagan who became the new leader of the Swiss race.
"Today stage has become very difficult due to heavy rain - commented sport director Dmitri Sedoun - shame that in the end we lost a few seconds due to a"hole"".
"In these stages, the goal is to defend. We will attack, starting from the fifth stage, the high mountain climbs where we can make a difference."
Tomorrow's fourth from Rheinfelden to Champagne at Lake Neuchatel of 193 km. It seems a stage for sprinters, but the bad weather could make a difference.