Italian Elia Viviani of the Quick-Step Floors team sealed his second consecutive Giro d’Italia stage win on Sunday when he was the fastest in a bunch sprint finish in the third stage in Eilat.
Sam Bennett of Bora-Hansgrohe was in the lead with a kilometre of the 229km stage left but Viviani showcased his impressive power to close in on the Irishman before the final corner and he crossed the finish line first.
Britain’s Chris Froome advanced to 19th place in the overall standings but remained 38 seconds off the pace. He finished in the leading bunch of 93 riders to cross the line in five hours, two minutes and nine seconds.
Viviani, who won the second stage after a similar comeback on Saturday, finished ahead of Sacha Modolo (Cannondale-Drapac). Bennett had to settle for third.
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