Tour de France 2018 Recap and Results: Stage 3

BMC storm to take TTT victory and yellow jersey

RBA/AFP – Belgian team Quick Step came third at seven seconds but because Fernando Gaviria was dropped along the route he failed to reclaim the race leader’s yellow jersey, which was instead claimed by BMC’s Olympic road race champion Greg van Avermaet.

“It’s a great feeling and very good for the team. I have my chances to win tomorrow too and also at the Roubaix,” said Van Avermaet. The Belgian fans were quick to point out that one of their riders would be wearing the Tour de France yellow jersey on the day their team play France in football’s World Cup semi-finals. It was also a very satisfying day for Froome, the Kenyan-born Briton ignoring some booing at the start line and making up some of the valuable time he lost on Saturday’s first stage.

Defending champion Froome lost four seconds to Richie Porte, but took five seconds off British rival Adam Yates, eight seconds off world champion Tom Dumoulin of Sunweb, 50 seconds off Colombia’s Nairo Quintana and was a less-than-expected 1min 11sec quicker than French hope Romain Bardet.

Porte’s BMC team had been expected to make up for their disappointing first day when their Australian leader fell. “There was way too much wind for me,” said the slightly-built Porte. “So taking four seconds off Chris (Froome of Sky) is good and it looks like a minute off Romain Bardet at least,” said the BMC leader. “We were favorites and it was good to deliver. “I still regret throwing away those 51 seconds on the first day, but there’s a long way to go to Paris.”

There was no surprises for Movistar’s Quintana, who lost another chunk of time to Froome, to whom he came second on the Tour twice. “It’s about what I expected, we thought we’d lose a bit to Froome and we lost a bit to Froome,” said the dry-witted Quintana. Bardet cut a happier figure after his AG2R team did better than expected after dropping four of his riders and losing 1min 15sec to BMC, less than expected.

Bardet waited at the finish line to greet each one of the teammates he’d dropped and hug them. “Our team is our strength,” said Bardet.

Stage Results:

1. BMC 38min 46sec
2. Sky at 04sec
3. Quick-Step 07
4. Mitchelton 09
5. Sunweb 11
6. EF-Drapac 35
7. Bora 50
8. Astana 51
9. Katusha 52
10. Movistar 53
11. Bahrain 1:06
12. AG2R La Mondiale 1:15
13. Lotto NL 1:15
14. Trek 1:16
15. Emirates 1:38
16. Groupama-FDJ 1:42
17. Fortuneo-Samsic 1:46
18. Direct Energie 1:51
19. Lotto 1:52
20. Dimension Data 1:52
21. Wanty 2:24
22. Cofidis 3:23

General Classification 

1. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 9 h 08:55.
2. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) at 0.
3. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 3.
4. Philippe Gilbert (BEL/QST) 5.
5. Bob Jungels (LUX/QST) 7.
6. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/QST) 7.
7. Tom Dumoulin (NED/SUN) 11.
8. Soren Kragh Andersen (DEN/SUN) 11.
9. Michael Matthews (AUS/SUN) 11.
10. Rigoberto Uran (COL/EFD) 35.
11. Rafal Majka (POL/BOR) 50.
12. Daniel Oss (ITA/BOR) 50.
13. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 51.
14. Richie Porte (AUS/BMC) 51.
15. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS/KAT) 52.
16. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 53.
17. Mikel Landa (ESP/MOV) 53.
18. Christopher Froome (GBR/SKY) 55.
19. Taylor Phinney (USA/EFD) 56.
20. Adam Yates (GBR/MIT) 1:00.
21. Daryl Impey (RSA/MIT) 1:00.
22. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/BAH) 1:06.
23. Gorka Izagirre (ESP/BAH) 1:06.
24. Michael Andersen (DEN/AST) 1:06.
25. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 1:15.
26. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/LNL) 1:15.
27. Primoz Roglic (SLO/LNL) 1:15.
28. John Degenkolb (GER/TRE) 1:16.
29. Jasper Stuyven (BEL/TRE) 1:16.
30. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 1:16.
31. Egan Bernal (COL/SKY) 1:19.
32. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EFD) 1:26.
33. Mikel Nieve (ESP/MIT) 1:26.
34. Oliver Naesen (BEL/ALM) 1:31.
35. Maciej Bodnar (POL/BOR) 1:32.
36. Magnus Nielsen (DEN/AST) 1:33.
37. Simon Geschke (GER/SUN) 1:33.
38. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/EAU) 1:38.
39. Daniel Martin (IRL/EAU) 1:38.
40. Chad Haga (USA/SUN) 1:41.
41. Rudy Molard (FRA/FDJ) 1:42.
42. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 1:42.
43. Ramon Sinkeldam (NED/FDJ) 1:42.
44. Warren Barguil (FRA/FST) 1:46.
45. Laurent Pichon (FRA/FST) 1:46.
46. Yves Lampaert (BEL/QST) 1:46.
47. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/DEN) 1:48.
48. Nikias Arndt (GER/SUN) 1:49.
49. Lilian Calmejane (FRA/DEN) 1:51.
50. Thomas Boudat (FRA/DEN) 1:51.
51. Mark Cavendish (GBR/DDT) 1:52.
52. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/DDT) 1:52.
53. Tiesj Benoot (BEL/LOT) 1:52.
54. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/DDT) 1:52.
55. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/BAH) 1:57.
56. Jon Izagirre (ESP/BAH) 1:57.
57. Romain Hardy (FRA/FST) 2:03.
58. Antwan Tolhoek (NED/LNL) 2:06.
59. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 2:08.
60. Koen de Kort (NED/TRE) 2:14.
61. Mathias Frank (SUI/ALM) 2:19.
62. Marco Marcato (ITA/EAU) 2:20.
63. Gregor Mühlberger (AUT/BOR) 2:20.
64. Timothy Dupont (BEL/WGG) 2:24.
65. Dion Smith (NZL/WGG) 2:24.
66. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/SKY) 2:28.
67. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/EAU) 2:29.
68. Darwin Atapuma (COL/EAU) 2:29.
69. Edward Theuns (BEL/SUN) 2:30.
70. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 2:33.
71. Paul Martens (GER/LNL) 2:33.
72. Julien Vermote (BEL/DDT) 2:34.
73. Amund Grondahl Jansen (NOR/LNL) 2:35.
74. Maxime Bouet (FRA/FST) 2:37.
75. Stefan Kung (SUI/BMC) 2:50.
76. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/EFD) 2:54.
77. Daniel Martínez (COL/EFD) 2:54.
78. Mark Renshaw (AUS/DDT) 2:56.
79. Serge Pauwels (BEL/DDT) 2:56.
80. Peter Sagan (SVK/BOR) 3:00.
81. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) 3:02.
82. Romain Sicard (FRA/DEN) 3:03.
83. Axel Domont (FRA/ALM) 3:07.
84. Jack Bauer (NZL/MIT) 3:11.
85. Elie Gesbert (FRA/FST) 3:13.
86. Marco Minnaard (NED/WGG) 3:15.
87. Guillaume Martin (FRA/WGG) 3:15.
88. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 3:23.
89. Pierre-Roger Latour (FRA/ALM) 3:26.
90. Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA/ALM) 3:31.
91. Tom Scully (NZL/EFD) 3:34.
92. Andrea Pasqualon (ITA/WGG) 3:36.
93. Thomas Degand (BEL/WGG) 3:36.
94. Amaël Moinard (FRA/FST) 3:49.
95. Sonny Colbrelli (ITA/BAH) 3:57.
96. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BOR) 3:58.
97. Omar Fraile (ESP/AST) 3:58.
98. Gianni Moscon (ITA/SKY) 4:07.
99. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/LNL) 4:10.
100. Kristjan Koren (SLO/BAH) 4:12.
101. Rick Zabel (GER/KAT) 4:13.
102. Damien Gaudin (FRA/DEN) 4:15.
103. Tom Slagter (NED/DDT) 4:20.
104. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/LOT) 4:27.
105. Robert Kiserlovski (CRO/KAT) 4:30.
106. Audrey Amador (CRC/MOV) 4:33.
107. Heinrich Haussler (AUS/BAH) 4:34.
108. Timo Roosen (NED/LNL) 4:40.
109. Simon Gerrans (AUS/BMC) 4:41.
110. Fernando Gaviria (COL/QST) 4:44.
111. Florian Vachon (FRA/FST) 4:49.
112. Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL/WGG) 4:54.
113. Maximiliano Richeze (ARG/QST) 4:54.
114. Nils Politt (GER/KAT) 4:54.
115. Jasper De Buyst (BEL/LOT) 4:54.
116. Julien Bernard (FRA/TRE) 4:59.
117. André Greipel (GER/LOT) 5:02.
118. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LOT) 5:02.
119. Tomasz Marczynski (POL/LOT) 5:04.
120. Pavel Kochetkov (RUS/KAT) 5:06.
121. Patrick Bevin (NZL/BMC) 5:07.
122. Jérôme Cousin (FRA/DEN) 5:17.
123. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 5:28.
124. Tony Gallopin (FRA/ALM) 5:29.
125. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 5:34.
126. Rein Taaramae (EST/DEN) 5:38.
127. Marc Soler (ESP/MOV) 5:42.
128. Toms Skujins (LAT/TRE) 5:53.
129. José Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 5:59.
130. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA/FDJ) 6:04.
131. Pawel Poljanski (POL/BOR) 6:04.
132. Niki Terpstra (NED/QST) 6:09.
133. Simon Clarke (AUS/EFD) 6:12.
134. Michael Gogl (AUT/TRE) 6:12.
135. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 6:39.
136. David Gaudu (FRA/FDJ) 6:47.
137. Tony Martin (GER/KAT) 6:54.
138. Michael Schär (SUI/BMC) 6:57.
139. Laurens ten Dam (NED/SUN) 7:15.
140. Thomas De Gendt (BEL/LOT) 7:25.
141. Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT/BOR) 7:28.
142. Roberto Ferrari (ITA/EAU) 7:36.
143. Anthony Turgis (FRA/COF) 7:37.
144. Christophe Laporte (FRA/COF) 7:37.
145. Ian Boswell (USA/KAT) 7:38.
146. Yoann Offredo (FRA/WGG) 7:49.
147. Robert Gesink (NED/LNL) 7:54.
148. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 8:01.
149. Matthew Hayman (AUS/MIT) 8:08.
150. Marcel Kittel (GER/KAT) 8:11.
151. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 8:12.
152. Michael Hepburn (AUS/MIT) 8:23.
153. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/COF) 8:27.
154. Rory Sutherland (AUS/EAU) 8:43.
155. Jelle Vanendert (BEL/LOT) 8:46.
156. Franco Pellizotti (ITA/BAH) 8:52.
157. Luke Rowe (GBR/SKY) 9:22.
158. Damien Howson (AUS/MIT) 9:31.
159. Kévin Ledanois (FRA/FST) 9:33.
160. Jay Thomson (RSA/DDT) 9:42.
161. Daniele Bennati (ITA/MOV) 10:00.
162. Silvan Dillier (SUI/ALM) 10:02.
163. Wout Poels (NED/SKY) 10:06.
164. Jesper Hansen (DEN/AST) 10:16.
165. Anthony Perez (FRA/COF) 10:18.
166. Oliviero Troia (ITA/EAU) 10:23.
167. Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE/FDJ) 10:30.
168. Fabien Grellier (FRA/DEN) 10:34.
169. Tim Declercq (BEL/QST) 10:35.
170. Dimitri Claeys (BEL/COF) 11:32.
171. Luke Durbridge (AUS/MIT) 12:06.
172. Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP/SKY) 13:18.
173. Olivier Le Gac (FRA/FDJ) 13:55.
174. Lawson Craddock (USA/EFD) 18:26.

Photos: Bettini

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