Tour de France Stage 3 Results

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World champion Peter Sagan won his eighth Tour de France stage despite a technical glitch on the uphill finish to
the third stage in Longwy on Monday. Sagan’s foot came unclipped from his pedal as he started to accelerate at
the finish, but he kept his calm and still proved too strong for the competition at the end of the 212.5km run from Verviers in Belgium.

Britain’s Geraint Thomas was well placed in the finish to keep hold of the race leader’s yellow jersey. His team leader and reigning champion Chris Froome also finished amongst the front-runners and moved up from sixth to second, still at 12sec.

Australian Michael Matthews was second on the stage with Dan Martin of Ireland third, just ahead of Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet in fourth. Matthews moved up to third overall on the same time as Froome with Sagan
fourth a second further back.

The 1.6km long uphill finish to the stage was tailor-made for Sagan and the world champion didn’t disappoint, proving his power despite his minor problem. The 50 points for winning also put him into contention to claim the
sprinters’ green jersey. He has won that in each of the last five years, although he had only once before failed to claim the jersey by the third stage.

German Marcel Kittel still has that ahead of Tuesday’s flat fourth stage that will favor pure sprinters. American Nathan Brown took enough points over the day’s five climbs to snatch the polkadot king of the mountains jersey from his compatriot and team-mate Taylor Phinney.

Photos: Bettini

Stage Results:

1. Peter Sagan (SVK/BOR) 212.5 km in 5h 07min 19sec (average: 41,5 km/h)
2. Michael Matthews (AUS/SUN) at 0:00.
3. Daniel Martin (IRL/QST) 0:00.
4. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 0:00.
5. Alberto Bettiol (ITA/CAN) 0:02.
6. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 0:02.
7. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 0:02.
8. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 0:02.
9. Christopher Froome (GBR/SKY) 0:02.
10. Rafal Majka (POL/BOR) 0:02.
11. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 0:02.
12. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:02.
13. Tim Wellens (BEL/LOT) 0:02.
14. Richie Porte (AUS/BMC) 0:02.
15. Tiesj Benoot (BEL/LOT) 0:02.
16. Guillaume Martin (FRA/AJW) 0:02.
17. Fabio Aru (ITA/AST) 0:02.
18. Alberto Contador (ESP/TRE) 0:02.
19. Rigoberto Uran (COL/CAN) 0:02.
20. Esteban Chaves (COL/ORI) 0:02.
21. Pierre-Roger Latour (FRA/ALM) 0:02.
22. Philippe Gilbert (BEL/QST) 0:02.
23. Carlos Betancour (COL/MOV) 0:02.
24. Louis Meintjies (RSA/EAU) 0:02.
25. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/ORI) 0:02.
26. Mikel Landa (ESP/SKY) 0:02.
27. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/DDT) 0:02.
28. Emanuel Buchmann (GER/BOR) 0:02.
29. Diego Ulissi (ITA/EAU) 0:02.
30. Simon Clarke (AUS/CAN) 0:10.
31. Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA/ALM) 0:10.
32. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 0:10.
33. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ/AST) 0:10.
34. Simon Yates (GBR/ORI) 0:10.
35. Sergio Henao (COL/SKY) 0:10.
36. Serge Pauwels (BEL/DDT) 0:10.
37. Mathias Frank (SWI/ALM) 0:10.
38. Rudy Molard (FRA/FDJ) 0:10.
39. Elie Gesbert (FRA/FVC) 0:15.
40. Warren Barguil (FRA/SUN) 0:15.
41. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/DEN) 0:19.
42. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/SKY) 0:19.
43. Brice Feillu (FRA/FVC) 0:20.
44. George Bennett (NZL/LNL) 0:20.
45. Jan Bakelants (BEL/ALM) 0:20.
46. Simon Geschke (GER/SUN) 0:20.
47. Nikias Arndt (GER/SUN) 0:20.
48. Andrew Talansky (USA/CAN) 0:25.
49. Nicolas Roche (IRL/BMC) 0:25.
50. Maxime Bouet (FRA/FVC) 0:25.

Photo: Bettini

Overall Standings:

1. Geraint Thomas (GBR/Sky) 10hr 00min 31sec
2. Christopher Froome (GBR/SKY) at 0:12.
3. Michael Matthews (AUS/SUN) 0:12.
4. Peter Sagan (SVK/BOR) 0:13.
5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/DDT) 0:16.
6. Pierre-Roger Latour (FRA/ALM) 0:25.
7. Philippe Gilbert (BEL/QST) 0:30.
8. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/SKY) 0:32.
9. Tim Wellens (BEL/LOT) 0:32.
10. Nikias Arndt (GER/SUN) 0:34.
11. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ/AST) 0:37.
12. Stefan Kung (SWI/BMC) 0:38.
13. Emanuel Buchmann (GER/BOR) 0:40.
14. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 0:40.
15. Daniel Martin (IRL/QST) 0:43.
16. Diego Ulissi (ITA/EAU) 0:43.
17. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 0:43.
18. Simon Yates (GBR/ORI) 0:45.
19. Daryl Impey (RSA/ORI) 0:45.
20. Richie Porte (AUS/BMC) 0:47.
21. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 0:48.
22. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 0:48.
23. Rafal Majka (POL/BOR) 0:49.
24. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:51.
25. Alberto Bettiol (ITA/CAN) 0:52.
26. Fabio Aru (ITA/AST) 0:52.
27. Alberto Contador (ESP/TRE) 0:54.
28. Carlos Betancour (COL/MOV) 0:54.
29. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 0:54.
30. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/ORI) 0:56.

Photo: Bettini

Points:
1. Marcel Kittel (GER/QST) 66 pts
2. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 57
3. Peter Sagan (SVK/BOR) 50
4. Michael Matthews (AUS/SUN) 44
5. Sonny Colbrelli (ITA/BAH) 32
6. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 31
7. Mark Cavendish (GBR/DDT) 31
8. André Greipel (GER/LOT) 30
9. Daniel Martin (IRL/QST) 22
10. Ben Swift (GBR/EAU) 22

Photos: Bettini

King of Mountains:
1. Nathan Brown (USA/CAN) 3 pts
2. Peter Sagan (SVK/BOR) 2
3. Taylor Phinney (USA/CAN) 2
4. Nils Politt (GER/KAT) 2
5. Lilian Calmejane (FRA/DEN) 1
6. Michael Matthews (AUS/SUN) 1

 

Best young riders (overall):

   1. Pierre-Roger Latour (FRA/ALM) 10h00:56.
2. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ/AST) at 0:12.
3. Stefan Kung (SWI/BMC) 0:13.
4. Emanuel Buchmann (GER/BOR) 0:15.
5. Simon Yates (GBR/ORI) 0:20.
6. Alberto Bettiol (ITA/CAN) 0:27.
7. Louis Meintjies (RSA/EAU) 0:47.
8. Tiesj Benoot (BEL/LOT) 0:50.
9. Guillaume Martin (FRA/AJW) 1:17.
10. Michael Andersen (DEN/AST) 1:33.
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