Video: Giro d’Italia 2019 Stage 3 Viviani Nearly Causes Crash

Viviani Relegated


Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria of UAE Team Emirates was awarded victory on stage three of the Giro d’Italia when original winner Elia Viviani was penalized by race officials for switching trajectory mid-sprint on Monday.

“The Jury watched the video footage of the sprint and has decided to relegate Elia Viviani. The winner is Fernando Gaviria,” Giro organizers said.

Gaviria took the victory after 5 hour 23 minutes 19 seconds in the saddle ahead of France’s Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) and Germany’s Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Full Stage 3 Recap and Results

Pascal Ackermann (GER – Bora – Hansgrohe) – Fernando Gaviria (COL – UAE – Team Emirates) Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA – Team Dimension Data) – Elia Viviani (ITA – Deceuninck – Quick Step) – Matteo Moschetti (ITA – Trek – Segafredo) – Arnaud Demare (FRA – Groupama – FDJ)

Race organizers decided Viviani cut too close to Moschetti’s wheel in the finale.

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