Stage 3 results: More carnage today. Wouter Weylandt wins the bunch sprint with many of the big name sprinters and GC riders dropped in the crosswinds

20 Big Photos from Stage 3sirotti/rcs
Stage 3 results
1  Wouter Weylandt (Quick Step)          5:00:06 (41.7860 km/h)
2  Graeme Brown (Rabobank)
3  Robert Forster (Team Milram) 
4  Danilo Hondo (Lampre) .
5  Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma-Lotto) 
6  André Greipel (Team HTC-Columbia) 
7  Linus Gerdemann (Team Milram)
8  Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) 
9  Thomas Rohregger (Team Milram) 
10 Alexandre Vinokorov (Astana) 
11 Baden Cooke (Team Saxo Bank)
12 David Millar (Garmin-Transitions)
Evans and Sastre                         + 0:45

General classification after Stage 3
1  Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana)
2. Richie Porte (Team Saxo Bank)
3  David Millar (Garmin-Transitions)     + 0:01
4  Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)            + 0:05
5  Marcel Sieberg (Team HTC-Columbia)    + 0:07
6  André Greipel (Team HTC-Columbia)     + 0:10
7  Matthews Goss (Team HTC-Columbia)
8  Linus Gerdemann (Team Milram)         + 0:12
DNF Vande Velde abandons
Full Results  |  General Classification after Stage
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This is the final of three stages in the Netherlands. Just like the others, this one is a flat stage that starts from Amsterdam; however, this stage heads southwest along the coast of the North Sea to Middleburg. It looks like a sprinters stage on paper, but severe crosswinds could split the peloton and change the expected outcome.

After his stage 2 win, Garmin's Tyler Farrar is now just one second out of the lead. A top three finish in Middleburg with accompanying time bonus should give him the race lead at the end of the day. Actually, he might just need to win an intermediate sprint. There will be a tight bend with 300m to go. There is an official Giro-Middleburg site in Dutch, French and English. — Steve

Giro d'Italia Middleburg Stage Promo Video