Incredible Strava stats give an insight into the echelons at the end of Giro d'Italia stage three

Speed, heart rate, and power data show the effort needed for the final kilometres of stage three

Bob Jungels and Quick-Step Floors attack on stage three of the Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Strava/Sunada)

The opening stages of the 2017 Giro d'Italia may not have exactly been action-packed, but the final 10km of stage three provided the sort of echelons that many Classics would be proud of, with Strava providing an insight into the sort of effort needed to create such exciting racing.

The racing really kicked off with 10.5km to go, when Quick-Step Floors went to the front as crosswinds swept across the road.

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