When the road turned right in direction of Cagliari the strongest men against the wind pushed hard on the pedals and did the selection that bring the Colombian Fernando Gaviria to the victory, beating a small group of attackers.
“It was a difficult stage where we had to limit the damages, in reason of the fact that we don’t have here the strongest and heavier men for the wind – said the sport director Stefano Zanini – our Luis Leon Sanchez took the front, finishing 36th at 13 secs from the winner.”
“These three first stages in Sardinia could have been difficult for our Team – explained Zanini – we did it and now we will fly to Sicily where, after tomorrow’s rest day, there will be a difficult stage with the Etna climb: from Tuesday on, our Giro will really start.”
“We have several men that can do good on the climbs, I'm looking forward to it” concluded Zanini.
Tomorrow there will be the first rest day of the Giro d’Italia 2017. The race will restart from Cefalù on Tuesday, with the 181 km to the Etna uphill final.