Sky's Mikel Landa retains Giro del Trentino lead after mountain test

Astana's Tanel Kangert wins the stage, as race leader Mikel Landa chases down attacks from rivals on final climb - Photos from Graham Watson

Mikel Landa on stage three of the 2016 Giro del Trentino

(Image credit: Watson)

Mikel Landa (Team Sky) held on to the overall race lead in the 2016 Giro del Trentino in Italy after overcoming numerous attacks on stage three's final climb on Thursday.

Estonian Tanel Kangert (Astana) escaped the clutches of the select lead group containing Landa on the final climb of Fai della Paganella and its subsequent steep descent to take a solo victory.

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