Giro d'Italia 2016, stage three description, map and profile: Sunday, May 8
When Sunday, May 8
From Nijmegen (Netherlands)
To Arnhem (Netherlands)
Impact on GC 1/5
Inverting yesterday’s stage, today the riders start in stage one’s finishing town of Nijmegen and finish in stage one’s starting town of Arnhem.
The landscape is largely similar to yesterday, the only significant difference being that this time the riders head east, taking in the flat Achterhoek region that poses a serious threat of wind.
Stage one winner Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) retained the overall lead after Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) won stage two. The convincing manner in which Kittel beat all his sprint rivals means he’s going to be the man to beat on stage three, too. If Kittel places in the top three, he’ll move into the race lead thanks to bonus seconds.