Stage 3 | Tortolì to Cagliari | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 07, 2017, 08:22 PM

The Giro d’Italia’s stay on Sardinia has come to an end with a dramatic third stage to Cagliari. It was short and sweet and the final 25 kilometres were shaped by strong winds.

The Sardinian start makes logistics tricky for everyone on the race, not least The Cycling Podcast’s team. So this episode starts in Cagliari airport, where a choir had assembled to greet the riders arriving for their charter flight to Sicily.

In this episode, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the stage, and the wind-assisted fireworks at the end, when Quick Step Floors, and their Luxembourg champion Bob Jungels in particular, drove the pace, split the field and put pink jersey Andre Greipel in difficulty. They also set up Fernando Gaviria for his first grand tour stage win.

We hear from Matt White, Rod Ellingworth and Astana’s Paolo Tiralongo about Tuesday’s mountain-top finish at Mount Etna and BMC Racing’s Max Sciandri about their hopes for the overall classification.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.