Giro d'Italia stage 3 reactions: Elia Viviani, Tom Dumoulin, Richard Carapaz, Team Ineos Doctor
May 14 2019 06:17 am CET

Giro d'Italia stage 3 reactions: Elia Viviani, Tom Dumoulin, Richard Carapaz, Team Ineos Doctor
Giro d'Italia stage 3 reactions: Elia Viviani, Tom Dumoulin, Richard Carapaz, Team Ineos Doctor
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The third stage of the Giro d'Italia had the potential of being chaotic due to the wind but the excitement showed up in unexpected ways. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) talked about his disqualification at the final sprint, Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) explained the tension of the stage, Richard Carapaz (Movistar) discussed the situation that made him lose GC seconds and Team Ineos' Dr Derick Macloed explained Tao Geoghegan Hart's medical update.

Elia Viviani

"I am completely disappointed by this decision. Yesterday I made a mistake in the final and today was focused on doing my best. As you could see all the other sprinters crossed the line behind me. The team did an amazing job and I am extremely proud of them. There was a strong headwind, so that’s why I started my sprint late. I was really happy to have taken the win, but then this decision came and all I can do now is focus on the next sprint I and take this jersey to the top of a stage classification."

Tom Dumoulin

"Today was stressful all day long, we were always fighting for position and we knew that whenever we hit a corner, we had to be in the right spot. The wind wasn’t coming from the right direction so splits didn’t happen in the end and there was a lot of stress for nothing. It’s good that we were sharp, avoided the crash in the final and got through the day successfully."

Richard Carapaz

"I rode over a bump, damaged a wheel and had to change bikes with Pedrero. I’m a not-so-tall guy and my team-mates use quite bigger bikes (laughs), so I was pedalling in a difficult position. We then got caught by the pile-up, and it was impossible to bridge back. We’ve lost some seconds, but we aren’t ruling anything out at this point. We remain optimistic and ready to fight for whatever comes – this Giro is still young. My teammates tried to solve my problem quickly, and I’m so thankful for them because their support was excellent. There’s still lots to come in this race; I know the best days will happen next."

Dr Derick Macloed

"Tao fell twice - the first time he suffered an abrasion to his right knee, then when he fell towards the end of the stage he suffered multiple abrasions and he’s been patched up and he will start recovering now. There’s no head injury and nothing to indicate anything is broken. It could have been a lot worse."




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