For the second consecutive day, team Intermarché-Circus-Wanty climbed in the top ten of the stage in the Tour of Italy, this time thanks to Sven Erik Bystrøm at the end of day three this Monday.
The Norwegian rider participated in the battle in the peloton, which was strongly reduced after the two climbs in the final race hour: Valico dei Laghi di Monticchio (3 km at 6.5%) and Valico La Croce (3 km at 6%) with top 30 kilometer before the finish.
Around forty riders sprinted for the victory in Melfi, at the end of a 213 kilometer stage which was covered in five hours. The rain appeared in the second race half, provoking several crashes among which one of Rein Taaramäe in the downhill of the last difficulty.
Bystrøm was protected by Laurens Huys until the final kilometers and was in the mix for the victory. He crossed the line in sixth place, his second top ten in a Grand Tour and the first one in his Giro debut.
The Walloon World Team achieved its third top ten in two days, the day after the fourth and eighth places of sprinters Arne Marit and Niccolò Bonifazio.