Stage 3 | Nijmegen to Arnhem | Giro d'Italia 2016
On the Giro d’Italia’s third and final day in the Netherlands, The Telegraph Cycling Podcast reviews the stage and looks ahead to finally landing on Italian soil. The race resumes on Tuesday more than 2,000km away in the south of Italy. And after his second stage win, this one in Arnhem on Sunday, it will be Marcel Kittel who lines up for stage four in the Maglia Rosa (pink jersey) of overall leader.
Well, it should be. Two years ago, when the Giro spent its first three days in Ireland, Kittel achieved a similar feat, winning two stages. The German sprinter then fell ill and pulled out, so that when the race resumed in Italy he was not there. Thus, Kittel has started the Giro twice, won four stages, but never ridden a stage in Italy. Indeed, he is yet to win a race in Italy as a professional.
The third Giro podcast includes discussion and analysis from Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe, as well as interviews with Elia Viviani, the Team Sky sprinter who was second to Kittel in Arnhem, and Matt White, sports director at the Orica-GreenEdge team, which includes young Australian star Caleb Ewan.
We also hear from Kittel’s Etixx-Quick-Step teammate Matteo Trentin and the German on the Movistar team, Jasha Sütterlin. All this plus our Pédaleur de Charme award and the latest instalment of The Shark’s Tale.
The Telegraph Cycling Podcast is supported by Science in Sport and Eurosport.