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8 May 2016

Stage 3 from Nijmegen to Arnhem

Good morning from Stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia, from Nijmegen to Arnhem (190km). The stage, after which the Giro d’Italia bids farewell to unforgettable Gelderland, is likely to end with a bunch sprint.


The group, 198 riders strong, passed km 0 at 12.39.

Nijmegen (Start): Sunny, 24°C. Wind: moderate – 13mph.
Arnhem (17.15 – Finish): Sunny, 24°C. Wind: moderate – 14mph.


  • Maglia Rosa (pink), General Classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant – Alpecin)
  • Maglia Rossa (red), Sprint Classification leader, sponsored by Algida – Marcel Kittel (Etixx – Quick Step)
  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Omar Fraile (Team Dimension Data)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), Young Rider Classification, sponsored by Eurospin – Tobias Ludvigsson (Team Giant – Alpecin)

During the stage, time bonusess of 13 seconds are up for grabs. A maximum possible 90 points are available for the points classification, not to mention 3 King of the Mountains points.

1 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant – Alpecin)
2 – Primoz Roglic (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo) s.t.
3 – Marcel Kittel (Etixx – Quick Step) at 1″

Stage 3 – NIJMEGEN – ARNHEM – 190 km
Start meeting point: Nijmegen, Grote Markt
Finish: Approx. 17.15
Race Headquarters: Stadhuis Gemeente Arnhem, Koningstraat 38

The stage closely resembles yesterday’s: the route runs flat along the plains surrounding the start and finish cities, coming across minor climbs and mild descents, villages, roundabouts and speed bumps. Over the first 25km, the route winds its way on narrow roads twisting and turning along the banks of River Rhine. The route tackles the Posbank categorised climb, then a short and technical descent along the roads of the Hoge Weluve National Park leads into the final Arnhem circuit (14km), to be covered twice. In this stage again, wind is likely to be the major challenge.

Final kms
The final 14km circuit, to be covered twice, runs along wide, straight urban avenues, dotted with roundabouts. The route passes over the Nederrijn River twice, and then takes a short tunnel with approx 6km remaining to the finish. The home straight is 500m long, on a 7.5m wide asphalt road. The final kilometres are slightly curved, but with no real bends.