The third stage of the Tour of Italy (2.UWT), the last one on Hungarian soil, ended in an expected bunch sprint along Lake Balaton this Sunday. Biniam Girmay took fourth place at the end of the stage of 201 kilometer.
The rider from Asmara, who’s making his Grand Tour debut, lined up for the start in Kaposvár with a third different jersey in three days. Thanks to his second place in the points classification behind pink jersey Mathieu van der Poel, the Eritrean rider wore the ciclamino jersey.
His teammates guided him to the front in the approach to the final kilometer, after which he battled with the best sprinters. Although Girmay was boxed in, he finished fourth in the slipstream of winner Mark Cavendish.
At the end of this third stage, Girmay has now 55 points in the battle for the purple jersey or seven less than leader van der Poel. After a travel day to Sicily on Monday, the first mountain top finish is waiting for the riders on top of the Etna.