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Giro di Sicilia: Fran Miholjević wins stage 3

Giro di Sicilia: Fran Miholjević wins stage 3

Fran Miholjevic (Cycling Team Friuli ASD) scores double on Thursday with stage 3 win and GC lead (Image credit: Massimo Fulgenzi/SprintCyclingAgency) At stage 3 start…

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Fran Miholjevic (Cycling Team Friuli ASD) scores double on Thursday with stage 3 win and GC lead (Image credit: Massimo Fulgenzi/SprintCyclingAgency) At stage 3 start afre Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) in leader’s jersey and Alessandro Fedeli (Gazprom – RusVelo) wearing points jersey (Image credit: Massimo Fulgenzi/SprintCyclingAgency) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert team ride on 171km stage 3 past scenery in Sicily (Image credit: Massimo Fulgenzi/SprintCyclingAgency) Peloton rides from Realmonte to Piazza Armerina (Image credit: Massimo Fulgenzi/SprintCyclingAgency) Race leader Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) took command of GC after stage 2 win (Image credit: Massimo Fulgenzi/SprintCyclingAgency) The 19-year-old Fran Miholjevic wins stage 3 in disbelief (Image credit: Massimo Fulgenzi/SprintCyclingAgency) Fran Miholjević (CT Friuli ASD) won stage 3 of the Giro di Sicilia with a solo ride in the final 10 kilometres to Piazza Armerina in Caltagirone. With the extra time over the chasing peloton, the 19-year-old Croatian shook his head in disbelief as he took a double win, overtaking Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) for the overall race lead.

Pier-André Coté (Human Powered Health) finished second in the bunch sprint while Filippo Fiorelli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè) took third place.

It was the first breakthrough victory for Miholjević, who had a win earlier this season at a one-day race in his home country. His GC lead puts him 18 seconds in front of Caruso, with Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan) in third another four seconds down, both finishing 41 seconds behind the youngster in the select group of 36 riders.

Miholjević was part of the original breakaway of six riders who charged to […]

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