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The third stage started with an cermony to honor the Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt, who was killed on the third stage of last years Giro.
The Australian rider Matthew Goss won the third and last stage in Denmark in Giro d'Italia 2012. This is the first stage win in a Grand Tour for team Orica GreenEdge. Goss won the sprint over Tyler Farrar and Jose Haedo.
Cavendish had a good position close to the last kilometer but he got a bit boxed in close to the final and he was a few positions down at the start of the sprint. He launched his sprint and started to move up but then Roberto Ferrari Ferrari weered to the right at high speed and hit Cavendish front wheel and Cavendish hit the ground hard. A few other riders got involved in the crash and one of them was Taylor Phinney and he also hit the ground hard.
Mark Cavendish got up and walked to the finish line, bruised and with his bike on his shoulder. Taylor Phinney was sitting on the ground and then went to an ambulance to get his injurys looked at. He reurned after a few minutes and got up on the podium.
As i wrote before the stage anything can happen and the odds 1.5 is to low to bet on. It's never any fun to see crashes but it happens quite often.
Matthew Gos did win so the bet on him at the odds 9 would have been a good bet.
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Giro d'Italia overall leader Taylor Phinney and world champion Mark Cavendish were nursing injuries Tuesday after crashing a day earlier.
The BMC team said medical exams on Phinney's injured right ankle revealed no broken bones. The wound required three stitches.
In a statement emailed to The Associated Press, the Sky team said Cavendish ''suffered considerable...
World champion Mark Cavendish of Britain won the second stage of the Giro d'Italia in a sprint finish Sunday. Taylor Phinney of the U.S. finished fourth but kept the overall lead despite a broken bike chain.
Cavendish was led out by Welsh teammate Geraint Thomas in the 128-mile loop starting and ending in Herning. It was his eighth stage victory in the Giro.
The Team Sky cyclist...
Matthew Goss (Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team) provided the Australian based up-start its first Grand Tour victory by taking the crash marred Stage 3 in Horsens in front of Argentine sprinter, Juan Jose Haedo (Team Saxo Bank) and American Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Barracuda).
"It's great to win here in a pure bunch sprint," Goss told Cyclingnews. "I'm very happy for...