Stage 3, 210km between Vasto to Melfi, a slow affair by pro cycling standards and victory for Michael Matthews. The favourites finish safely with no significant changes to the overall classification. They no doubt tick that off as a job well done.
So what’s the lesson here? Life doesn’t need to be full on to have meaning. Come the 28th of May when the Giro arrives in Rome, Stage 3 will have played its part. For the race contenders it’s a stage to conserve energy both physically and mentally. For many people the pace of life in the 21st century is relentless. With the balance they would like being illusive. Sometimes having a ‘stage 3’ is just what we need to keep our edge.