No Luck for Peron on Stage 3 of Tour of Croatia

21 April 2016

Race: Tour of Croatia, Stage 3

Start/Finish: Makarska/Sibenik

Distance: 190.8 kilometers 

Sibenik, Croatia – Thursday’s stage 3 kicked off in the coastal city of Makarska, and saw six riders pull away soon after the race’s first climb. Dimension Data, looking to protect race leader Mark Cavendish, worked to control the peloton.

The six leaders eventually reached a maximum gap of 5:00, but they were reeled as the race approach its final kilometers, setting the stage for a sprint finish. Cavendesh and Nizzolo battled it out for the win, with Nizzolo edging out Cavendesh to take the stage and claim the leader’s jersey.

Andrea Peron finished best for Team Novo Nordisk at 23rd. “I just didn’t have good position on the last kilometer,” the Italian rider said. “I was hoping to do better, and I will try again tomorrow.”


  • 1st: Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek –Segafredo): 3:17:04
  • 2nd: Timothy Dupont (Verandas Willems Cycling Team): same time as Nizzolo
  • 3rd: Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling)same time as Nizzolo

Team Novo Nordisk Results: 

  • Andrea Peron: 23rd: same time as Nizzolo
  • Martijn Verschoor: 39th: “
  • Charles Planet: 50th: 
  • Joonas Henttala: 68th: “
  • David Lozano: 104th: “
  • Javier Megias: 119th: 1:00 behind Nizzolo
  • Nicolas Lefrançois: 136: 5:08 behind Nizzolo


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