Dublin (Ireland), 11 May 2014 - In Stage 3, Armagh-Dublin (187 km), today, the formidable German sprinter Marcel Kittel (Giant Shimano) surged to the front in the final metres to take his second consecutive stage win, ahead of Ben Swift (Team Sky) and Elia Viviani (Cannondale). Kittel reinforced his lead in the points competition.
Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEdge), who finished 16th in the stage, retained the pink Maglia Rosa of the overall race leader.
Also for the second time in consecutive days, Maarten Tjallingii (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team) joined the early breakaway. He won both categorised climbs on the stage to increase his lead in the mountains competition.