The Colombian rider beat Mareczko and Bennett in Reggio Emilia.
The Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) claimed his third stage victory at the Giro100 as he fended off Italy’s Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia) and Irishman Sam Bennett (Bora – Hansgrohe) in a bunch sprint in Reggio Emilia at the end of today’s 229km stage which included riding on the A1 Panoramica motorway. Dutchman Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) retained the Maglia Rosa for the third consecutive day.
1 – Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) – 229km in 5h18’55”, average speed 43.083km/h
2 – Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia) s.t.
3 – Sam Bennett (Bora – Hansgrohe) s.t.
Today’s stage winner Fernando Gaviria said: “Initially I was a bit worried when Max [Richeze] had a flat tyre because he’s got a very important role in my lead out. I was hoping he’d have enough time to come across… he did and his work at the end was phenomenal. Thanks to that I’ve had an exceptional victory. One win in a Grand Tour could be a question of luck but three, it’s just amazing. I’m here because my family made a lot of sacrifices for me. My dad would die for cycling. It’s his true passion. That’s why I’ve offered them to follow the whole Giro and be close to me.”
Stage 13 – Reggio Emilia – Tortona – 167km – total elevation 100m