Cavendish, the other grandfather, scores the first 'volata' and already has 160 victories


The Briton, in a powerful sprint, beat Demare and Gaviria in the last stage in Hungary.

Cavendish celebrates victory in the third stage of the Giro.
Cavendish celebrates victory in the third stage of the Giro.AP
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Bill Alexander Valverde that in the Budapest time trial he preferred to be cautious due to the dangerous curves of the circuit, that it was not worth risking his skin, that it was more convenient to reserve for the days in the mountains. The experience and wisdom of the grandfather. Of courage and risk he knows a lot Mark Cavendishanother veteran (36 years old) who this Sunday was awarded the first volata of a Giro d’Italia 2022, which closes the Hungarian trilogy and that on Tuesday, after Monday’s transfer to Sicily, will face the first mountain stage, ending on the Etna volcano. Van der Poël maintains the lead. [Narracin]

The British of the Quick-Step team, launched by his partner Michael Morkovin a clean and long sprint, set a high pace with 200 meters to go, impossible for the Frenchman to beat Arnaud Demare (Groupama) and the Colombian Fernando Gaviria (UAE), second and third, respectively, in the stage. the australian Caleb Evan (Lotto), one of the favorites, finished eighth.


Cavendish, who has 16 victories in the Giro d’Italia and 160 under his belt, made the most of the control exercised by his team during a long day of 201 kilometers between Kaposvar and Balatonfured that passed according to the planned script. the adventurers Filippo Tagliani Y Mattia Baisthe members of the Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli escaped again from the starting signal, as happened in the opening stage, but this time they left in the company of Samuel Rivi, from the Aeolus-Kometa. An escape that coincided with the abandonment of Jan Tratnika noticeable loss for the team Landa Y Bilbao.

The story of the three daredevils who challenged the peloton concluded 28 kilometers from the finish line, shortly before a fourth category climb that stretched the group thanks to an attack by the Pascal Eenkhoorn (Jumbo). The Dutch rider added minimal differences, neutralized 6,000 meters from the finish, when Israel, Wanty, Ineos, Alpecin and Quick-Step fought at the head of a group that Van der Poel got into. The leader accelerated but without a clear intention to achieve a victory that was reserved for a veteran who still has the energy to fight with that generation of young people who are sweeping this new cycling.

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