Santaromita wins 3rd stage of Giro del Trentino

Updated: April 18, 2013, 10:43 AM ET
Associated Press

CONDINO, Italy -- Ivan Santaromita of the BMC squad won a three-way sprint to finish first in the third stage of the Giro del Trentino on Thursday, while Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins improved to third overall.

Santaromita clocked 4 hours, 26 minutes, 25 seconds over the 109-mile leg from Pergine Valsugana to Condino, which featured four mild climbs. Breakaway companions Paolo Tiralongo and Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d'Italia champion, crossed second and third, respectively, to round out an all-Italian podium.

Wiggins and his main rival Vincenzo Nibali finished in the main pack, 1:23 behind.

Maxime Bouet, a French rider with AG2R, held on to the overall lead and remained 3:19 ahead of Wiggins' Sky teammate Kanstantsin Sivtsov of Belarus. Wiggins is 3:48 back and Nibali is fourth, 3:57 behind.

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