Oscar Gatto (farnese Vini- Selle Italia) won the 3rd stage of Giro di Padania race. Marek Rutkiewicz (CCC Polsat Polkowice) finished in 18th place.
Today,the 3rd stage of the race consisted of 220km and led form Castelfranco Veneto to Merate. Last 3,5 km road is a short but fairly steep hi-climb with 12% ascent.
Oscar Gato with Vincenzo Nibali rode out of the peloton, and at all time break-away jointly work together. At the finish, the more poweer had Gatto and easly defeted Sicilian .
In the general classification Vincenzo Nobali has 12 second of the lead of Riccardo Chiarini (Androni) and 14 second over the previous leader, Sonny Colbrellim (Colnago)
Marek Rutkiewicz in the general classification takes 29th place, losing to the leader 51 seconds.
Results the 3rd stage,
1. Oscar Gato (ITA) Farnese Vini Selle Italia 5:51:09
2. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas – Connondale
3. Ricardo Chiairni (ITA) Androni Giocattoni – Venezuela 0:00:13
18. Marek Rutkiewicz
63. Łukasz Owsian 01:21
91. Tomasz Kiendyś 02:54
101. Mateusz Taciak
102. Nikolay Mihaylov
114. Bartłomiej Matysiak 03:59
119. Grzegorz Stępniak