Canadian Michael Woods won the third stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Wednesday and took the overall leader's blue jersey.
Woods, who rides for the EF Pro Cycling team, finished 5sec ahead of Poland's Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) after a 217km-long ride from Follonica to Saturnia in Tuscany. Dutch rider Wilco Kelderman of Team Sunweb was third, 26sec adrift of the leader.
"Amazing work by my team, they really pulled a lot for me," said Woods. "Great teamwork and I finished it, I am very happy! Teamwork makes the dreams work!"
Kelderman was part of a group of nine riders including Dane Jakob Fuglsang and the British pair of Geraint Thomas and Simon Yates who came some 20seconds down on the lead pair. Thomas, the 2018 Tour de France winner, now stands fourth in the overall standings, 30sec off Woods.
Four-time Tour de France winners Chris Froome, like Thomas omitted by their Ineos team for the Grande Boucle, finished the stage more than 18 minutes down and stands 112th in the general classification of the 171-strong peloton.