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2013 Tour de France
100th edition: June 29- July 21, 2013

Stage 3 Results and Photos

Back to 2013 Tour de France | Photos from Stage 3 (posted below results and stage map) |

Monday, July 1: Stage 3, Ajaccio - Calvi, 145.5 km

climbsRated Ascents:

Stage three finish

Weather: At Calvi, Corsica (finish line), 12:30 PM local time it was 25C (77F), going to 27c (80F). Partly cloudy turning to full sunshine. Wind from the NW at 16 kph (10 mph) shifting later to 13 kph (8 mph) from the north. 50% humidity.

The Race: All 198 riders started but after only a few kilometers Andrey Kaschechkin abandoned.

The day's break went almost from the gun. Lieuwe Westra was the first to go and was quickly joined by four others (Sébastien Minard, Simon Clarke, Cyril Gautier amd Alexis Vuillermoz). They were kept on a short leash and at 54 km to go their lead was only 1min 16sec. Radio Shack, owning the Yellow Jersey, rode at the front of the peloton for much of the stage.

With 21 km to go Simon Clarke attacked the break and took Minard with him, clearly with the intention of gaining the KOM points waiting at the top of the second-category Marsolino. In the peloton, still 50 seconds behind, riders started moving up (but still riding behind Radio Shack), preparing to be well-positioned for the climb.

At 17 km with the Marsolino starting to bite, to go the peloton started to break up. Saxo-Tinkoff moved to the front of the pack. At the 14 km point Pierre Rolland caught and dropped Clarke and then went over the Marsolino first, cementing his defense of the Polka Dot jersey.

Rolland, an excellent descender, raced down the mountain with a fast-moving 60-or-so-strong pack with Sylvain Chavanel slightly off the front in hot pursuit. Chavanel, riding as if his hair was on fire, caught Rolland. Mike Nieve and Lars Nordhaug also made contact. The group of four got organized and set about trying to win the stage. Seven km to go the gap was only eight seconds but with three km to go the break was caught.

In the final meters Peter Sagen looked perfectly postioned, sitting on Simon Gerrans' wheel, but could not come around Gerrans, who won the stage. Jan Bakelants was in the front group and retained his lead.


  1. Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) 3hr 41min 24sec. 39.4 km/hr
  2. Peter Sagen (Cannondale) s.t.
  3. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) s.t.
  4. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  5. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) s.t.
  6. Juan Antonio Flecha (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  7. Francesco Gavazzi (Astana) s.t.
  8. Maxime Bouet (Ag2r) s.t.
  9. Julien Simon (Sojasun) s.t.
  10. Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel) s.t.
  11. Edvald Boasson hagen (Sky) s.t.
  12. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) s.t.
  13. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  14. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  15. Elia Favilli (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  16. Mauele Mori (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  17. Simon Geschke (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  18. Davide Malacarne (Europcar) s.t.
  19. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack) s.t.
  20. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  21. Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) s.t.
  22. Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  23. Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  24. Steve Morabito (BMC) s.t.
  25. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  26. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  27. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) s.t.
  28. Christopher Froome (Sky) s.t.
  29. David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  30. Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  31. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  32. Jean-Christophe Péraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  33. Guillaume Levarlet (Cofidis) s.t.
  34. Michael Rogers (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  35. Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel) s.t.
  36. Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  37. Julien El Fares (Sojasun) s.t.
  38. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) s.t.
  39. Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  40. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) s.t.
  41. Brent Bookwalter (BMC) s.t.
  42. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) s.t.
  43. Amaël Moinard (BMC) s.t.
  44. Bauke Mollema (Belkin) s.t.
  45. Igor Anton (Euskaltel) s.t.
  46. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  47. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) s.t.
  48. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  49. Bram Tankink (Belkin) s.t.
  50. Richie Porte (Sky) s.t.
  51. Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.

General Classification:

  1. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack) 12hr 21min 27sec
  2. Julien Simon (Sojasun) @ 1sec
  3. Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  4. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  6. Daryl Impey (Orica-Greenedge) s.t.
  7. David Millar (Garmin-sharp) s.t.
  8. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  9. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  10. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) s.t.
  11. Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  12. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  13. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  14. Jean-Christophe Péraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  15. Christopher Froome (Sky) s.t.
  16. Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  17. Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) s.t.
  18. Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  19. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) s.t.
  20. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) s.t.
  21. Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel) s.t.
  22. Gorka Izaquirre (Euskaltel) s.t.
  23. Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  24. Richie Porte (Sky) s.t.
  25. Francesco Gavazzi (Astana) s.t.
  26. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  27. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  28. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) s.t.
  29. Peter Sagen (Cannondale) s.t.
  30. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  31. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) s.t.
  32. Igor Anton (Euskaltel) s.t.
  33. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) s.t.
  34. Maxime Bouet (Ag2r) s.t.
  35. Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  36. Bauke Mollema (Belkin) s.t.
  37. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack) s.t.
  38. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) s.t.
  39. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) s.t.
  40. Elia Favilli (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  41. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  42. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) s.t.
  43. Davide Malacarne (Europcar) s.t.
  44. Juan Antonio Flecha (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  45. Andy Schleck (Radio Shack) s.t.
  46. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  47. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) s.t.
  48. Michael Rogers (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  49. Andrey Amador (Movistar) s.t.
  50. Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Belkin) s.t.


  1. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 10 points
  2. Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEdge): 5
  3. Blel Kadri (Ag2r): 5
  4. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel): 3
  5. Lars Boom (Belkin): 2


  1. Peter Sagen (Cannondale): 74 points
  2. Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano): 57
  3. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha): 48
  4. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 41
  5. Lars Boom (Belkin): 40

Young Rider:

  1. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 12hr 21min 28sec
  2. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) s.t.
  3. Peter Sagen (Cannondale) s.t.
  4. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) s.t.
  5. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) s.t.

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack: 37hr 4min 23sec
  2. BMC @ 1sec
  3. Vacansoleil s.t.
  4. Lampre-Merida s.t.
  5. Orica-GreenEdge s.t.

Stage 3 map

Stage 3 map, still on Corsica

Stage 3 profile

Stage 3 profile

Photos from Stage 3:

Cannondale leads pack

Roaring towards the finish Cannondale is at the front with Peter Sagen sitting in second place.

Jan Bakelants

Jan Bakelants finished in the front group.

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers is riding for Saxo-Tinkoff this year.

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish finished with the sprinters' group.

Arthur Vichot

French champion Arthur Vichot had a flat late in the stage.

Stage 3 finish

Peter Sagan came off Simon Gerrans' wheel, but didn't have the speed to come around him.

Ryder Hesjedal

Ryder Hesjedal after the stage

Simon Gerrans

Stage winner Simon Gerrans

Jan Bakelants

Jan Bakelants remains the leader.

Peter Sagen

Peter Sagen may have missed winning the stage, but he did gain the Green Jersey

Pierre Rolland

Pierre Rolland kept the KOM lead.

Michal Kwiatkowski

Michal Kwiatkowski leads the Young Rider classification.