Long stages for Tasmanian cyclists Amy Cure, Will Clarke and Nathan Earle

Amy Cure
Amy Cure

Amy Cure’s efforts again helped her Wiggle High5 teammate Kirsten Wild to a stage podium finish in the Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile.

The Dutch rider finished second on the 132-kilometre third stage to Corbetta, after a win on stage 2, and sits 10th overall, 25 seconds off the lead.

Dual Olympian Cure, 25, of West Pine, finished 87th, a minute down, and moved up to 157th overall.

Seven stages remain in what is the longest race on the women’s pro calendar before the finish in Cividale del Friuli.

Austrian peak

Campbell Town's Will Clarke has dropped from 13th to 60th overall in the Tour of Austria.

The 33-year-old Education First-Drapac rider came 70th in the 181.5km second stage from Feldkirch to Fulpmes-Telfes, 1:52 behind the winner.

Ten places and 44 seconds in front of Clarke was Hobart’s Nathan Earle.

The 30-year-old Israel Cycling Academy rider climbed to 53rd overall, 1:24 behind Italian race leader and second-stage winner Giovanni Visconti.

Six stages remain before the race finishes with a 163km leg from Scheibbs to Wels.