Lefevere: If no one else works in the Giro d'Italia sprints they will lose

The Etixx-Quick Step boss said that only his riders are working at the Giro d'Italia, and their hardwork is paying off

Etixx-Quick Step leading the peloton on stage three of the Giro d'Italia. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

Etixx-Quick Step boss Patrick Lefevere says that he does not understand why rival teams are not doing more to try to win a sprint stage in the Giro d'Italia.

Lefevere’s star cyclist Marcel Kittel won the third stage today in the Dutch city of Arnhem ahead of Team Sky’s Elia Viviani by two bike lengths. He took enough bonus seconds to overpass Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) in the general classification and take the leader's pink jersey.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.