Nibali 4th after a generous race
“I tried several times to attack – comments Vincenzo Nibali – but the Team Sky proved to be very strong and they always came to get me even when I left with Majka on the last climb”.
“It was difficult to make selection because the pace was very high and the last climb was not so steep. The legs are fine and there are still two stages left. We will try again to win a stage”.
In the standings Nibali is always 6th with still a 39” gap from the leadership, with Hermann Pernsteiner in 7th position one minute behind from the young leader Russian Pavel Sivakov.
“Even today we did the race – explains SD Franco Pellizotti – but unfortunately the stage was not too hard. We tried to make a difference first with Hermann and then with Vincenzo. There are no long climbs in the next stages and the Team Sky will do its best to defend its jersey, but we will give it all ”
The Italian Fausto Masnada won the third stage ahead of the British Tao Geoghegan and the Polish Majka.