Sam Bennett finishes third in Giro d'Italia stage three

British rider Christopher Froome rides after a crash during reconnaissance of the 1st stage of the 101th Giro d'Italia,Tour of Italy from Jerusalem to Jerusalem yesterday

Elia Viviani won the third stage of the 101st Giro d'Italia in a bunch sprint finish.

Viviani overcame route "beer Sheva - Eilat" in 5 hours 2 minutes 9 seconds. It was his second stage victory in as many days.

BMC Racing's Rohan Dennis (Australia), despite not finishing in the top-10, managed to retain his pink leader's jersey after staying in the peloton as the stage down to a nerve-wrecking end.

Boivin, who was involved in two breakaways in Saturday's second stage, took maximum points at both intermediate sprints as the race traversed the famous Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert.

He'd have a tough take ahead of him though, with the likes of Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe), Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina) and Sacha Modolo (EF Education First-Drapac) all looking to make up for missing out to the Italian on stage two. "Of course, if I d come second I would have appealed because he changed direction and I had to slow down", said Viviani. "For me, Israel has already won this race, as it afforded hundreds of millions of TV spectators to see our handsome country, and feel the warmth of our people, bearing witness that Israel is a diverse, open, free and safe country".

The Quick Step rider added: "It was a classic sprinters day: 230km of stage, up and down all day and then really fast in the last part".

The emotional Italian, who won Olympic ominium gold on the track in 2016, spent three years with the dominant outfit of Tour de France champion Chris Froome but said he left to pursue his own ambitions at his home Tour. He is now 19th, 38 seconds behind the leader. From Cervinia, the Giro will move on May 27th to Rome for the 21 and last stage.

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"This was a Giro d'Israel, a threeday tour around our special country". They encountered Israeli flag-waving fans and spectators on horseback wearing Giro pink shirts along the way, and even passed a group of goat herders. "We made contact but I went through", he said.

Viviani admitted he had been taken aback by Israel since arriving in the country on Tuesday, and not just because he wasn't expecting fans to be too hot on cycling.

Guillaume Boivin, riding for the Israel Cycling Academy, used his knowledge of the hard conditions to establish an early breakaway alongside Marco Frapporti and Enrico Barbin.

Riders will now transfer to Italy tomorrow, following the controversial Big Start in Israel.

Israel Cycling Academy co-owner Sylvan Adams, a Canadian-Israeli cycling enthusiast who played a key role in bringing the Giro to Israel, said it was a dream come true.

It remains to be seen whether Froome is 100 per cent recovered from that crash.

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