beginner definition question

I am using Cubase 6 Artist.

I have a simple clap track recorded to click at 101bpm. The track is 3 bars long in the project window (see full track.jpg)

I double click to bring it into the sample editor and I see this (sample editor.jpg). The event is defined by cubase as 5 bars 3 beats at 101bpm. Why is that?

If I change the bars and beats in the sample editor info line to 3 bars 0 beats the tempo changes to 56.86 (3 bars.jpg).

I don’t get it. Shouldn’t cubase be able to recognize a simple 3 bar event at the tempo it was recorded?