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‘It wasn’t a perfect day’ – Almeida avoids time loss after Giro d’Italia stage 3 crash

'It wasn't a perfect day' – Almeida avoids time loss after Giro d'Italia stage 3 crash

UAE Team Emirates endured a tough day out on the road to Melfi on stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia, with their GC hopeful João Almeida forced to mount a late, desperate chase after a crash and key rider Brandon McNulty shedding almost five minutes after working for his team leader.

The Portuguese champion, who finished fourth on his Grand Tour debut at the race three years ago, went down in a crash 15km from the end of the stage, which saw Michael Matthews (Jayco-AlUla) sprint to the win ahead of Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo).

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