Tour Of Hainan: Belletti Tops Kreder As Page Holds On

Manuel Belletti tops the stage 3 podium

Manuel Belletti of Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec became the third different winner in as many bunch sprints as he claimed stage 3 of the 13th Tour of Hainan, scoring the 92nd pro victory for Italian cyclists in the year 2018. Third on the line, Swiss rider Dylan Page retained the yellow jersey for the second day. "It's been a very demanding race because of the heat and the length," Belletti commented at the finish. "231km at this time of the year after some races in Italy where the temperature was much lower, it hasn't been easy. My team was great. They kept me at the front. Davide Ballerini has been super to take me out of the mix. I launched my sprint 225 meters before the line. The legs weren't super, super, but I managed to resist to the other sprinters. It's great for the morale." Earlier on, six riders opened the ...

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