Mark Cavendish loses Tour of Croatia lead as Giacomo Nizzolo wins stage three

Giacomo Nizzolo takes his second stage win of the 2016 Tour of Croatia, as Mark Cavendish finishes fourth

Giacomo Nizzolo wins stage three of the 2016 Tour of Croatia

(Image credit: Watson)

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) lost the overall race lead in the Tour of Croatia on Thursday, after placing fourth on stage three behind winner Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo).

The opening three stages of the race have proved to be a battle between Manxman Cavendish and Italian Nizzolo. Nizzolo won the opening stage, with Cavendish second on stage one, then the result was reversed on stage two as Cavendish won and took the overall lead.

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