Our 12 Favorite Photos From Stage 3
Tour de France 2020 Stage 3
Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan won the third stage of the Tour de France coming from behind to pass the early efforts in a close sprint finish. Rain early in the stage subdued the peloton, Ewan and his hobbled Lotto Soudal squad were able to sit in as Julian Alaphlippe’s QuickStep team set the pace. In the final miles, Lotto set Ewan up in position behind Giacomo Nizzolo’s leadout, the 26-year-old Ewan was able to take advantage of Nizzolo’s early jump to secure the win. France’s Alaphilippe retained the leader’s yellow jersey after the 123-mile stage from Nice to Sisteron in southern France.
Back in yellow, Julian Alaphilippe takes his honorary call-up to the line.
Once again, Le Tour was greeted with rain soon after departing Nice.
Teams were prepared with wet weather gear, and riders donned jackets as they made their way through the hills.
123-miles and over 8000 feet of climbing were on the schedule for the “sprint” stage.
As the riders made their way to Sisteron the sky cleared.
Virtual KOM leader Anthony Perez took a spill at speed on a descent. He abandoned with a broken collar bone.
As the peloton arrived in Sisteron, the sprinters made their moves with Austrailia’s caleb Ewan threading the needle to secure his victory.
RBA/AFP Photos: Bettini