Nizzolo Wins Stage 3 of 2014 Tour de San Luis
Trek Factory Racing’s Giacomo Nizzolo sprinted to victory in the bunch sprint which ended stage three of this year's Tour de San Luis. Nizzolo beat Francisco Ventoso (Team Movistar) and Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) in the sprint. Garmin-Sharp's Phillip Gaimon defended his overall race lead.
really suffering. Going into the sprint I think everything went perfectly, but I think I wanted it too much. I think I went a bit too early."
"Cavendish gave me a good leadout and he still wasn’t finished, but I saw the sign and I thought it was a headwind with a 3 to 4 percent uphill. I had the sensation that we weren’t going fast enough so I just went. So when I came into the wind I felt I was going to lose by the last 30 meters. My legs just blew in the last five seconds. I’m already happy to be where I am form-wise, but if you’re doing all those big efforts you want to do something more than 3rd place."
Nizzolo complained about the very hot weather conditions which exposed the riders to 42 degrees Celsius. “During the stage the feeling was not really good because of the heat,” Nizzolo said about the stage. “But in the final, especially the last five kilometers, I was feeling very, very good, and in the end it worked out for me and team. I am very happy.”
It took today's stage winner Nizzolo 4 hours, 14 minutes and 19 seconds to reach the finish line. American Phillip Gaimon of Team Garmin-Sharp kept the leader`s jersey and has a 1 minute, 47 seconds lead on Marc De Maar of Team United Healthcare. Team GreenEdge's Christian Meier is 3 minutes, 56 seconds behind Gaimon.