Michael Matthews wins Giro d'Italia stage three

Australian retains overall lead after sprinting to victory on a tricky stage that saw Domenico Pozzovivo crash out

Michael Matthews wins stage three of the 2015 Tour of Italy

(Image credit: Watson)

Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) took a second career Giro d'Italia stage win on stage three of the 2015 race, after outsprinting Fabio Feline (Trek Factory Racing) to the finish line in Sestri Levante.

The Australian also retained the maglia rosa as he faced reduced competition from his rival sprinters, after many of them fell away from the peloton on the category two climb, Barbagelata, which the riders crested 50km from the finish.

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