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2014 Tour de France
101st edition: July 5- July 27, 2014

Stage 3 results and photos

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Monday, July 7: Stage 3, Cambridge - London, 155 km

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Stage 3 finish

Marcel Kittel wins stage 3. Photo ©Sirotti

No rated ascents in this stage

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The Race: As soon as the peloton passed the end of the neutral zone and the official racing started, Jean-Marie Bideau accelerated with Czech time trial champion Jan Barta on his wheel. That was the day's break. The pair were allowed three minutes lead, but they were never going to be allowed a big gap. This flat stage was the property of the sprinters and they had no plans to relinquish that title to the duo.

Near the end of the stage the pair still held on to a slim lead, but Bideau buckled and had to let his powerful breakaway partner do all the work. With a few kilometers to go to the finish Barta had dropped Bideau and though the pack was just 10 seconds back, he refused to surrender.

Barta was caught with seven kilometers to go, so things were set up for a big, fast sprint. Omega Pharma took over, but they seemed to have gone a bit early and ran out of gas. Giant-Shimano timed things perfectly and at just the right time unleashed stage one winner Marcel Kittel.

Peter Sagan was perfectly positioned, tucked right in on Kittel's wheel. But no one could come around the blazingly fast German. Kittel charged for the line to take a clean win. But, Sagan's choice of wheel let him come in second and extend his points classification lead.

Vincenzo Nibali rode the race near the front, stayed out of trouble and preserved his two-second GC lead.

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 42.6 km/hr

1 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 3hr 38min 30sec
2 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE
3 Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
4 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR
5 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA
6 Danny Van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING
7 Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING
8 José Joaquin Rojas MOVISTAR TEAM
9 Romain Feillu BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
10 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM
11 Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
12 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP
13 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE
14 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR
15 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE
16 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
17 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA
18 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM
19 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
20 Gregory Henderson LOTTO-BELISOL
21 Tom Veelers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
22 Michael Schär BMC RACING TEAM
23 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL
24 Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING
25 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
26 Bernhard Eisel TEAM SKY
27 Jack Bauer GARMIN - SHARP
28 Christopher Froome TEAM SKY
29 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM
30 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE
31 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING
32 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
33 Alejandro Valverde MOVISTAR TEAM
34 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY
35 Alberto Contador TINKOFF-SAXO
36 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
37 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO
38 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM
39 Michal Golas OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
40 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM
41 Brice Feillu BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
42 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM
43 Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL
44 Mathew Hayman ORICA GREENEDGE
45 Johan Van Summeren GARMIN - SHARP
46 Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM
47 Mikel Nieve Iturralde TEAM SKY
48 Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP
49 Alexander Porsev TEAM KATUSHA
50 Reto Hollenstein IAM CYCLING
51 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
52 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE
53 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM
54 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR
55 Vasili Kiryienka TEAM SKY
56 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA
57 Peter Velits BMC RACING TEAM
58 Matteo Montaguti AG2R LA MONDIALE
59 Rui Alberto Costa LAMPRE - MERIDA
60 Ben Gastauer AG2R LA MONDIALE
61 Mathias Frank IAM CYCLING
62 Tiago Machado TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
63 Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO
64 Nicolas Roche TINKOFF-SAXO
65 Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL
66 Janier Acevedo GARMIN - SHARP
67 Tanel Kangert ASTANA PRO TEAM
68 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR
69 Andreas Schillinger TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
70 Marcel Sieberg LOTTO-BELISOL
71 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre TREK FACTORY RACING
72 Richie Porte TEAM SKY
73 Christopher Horner LAMPRE - MERIDA
74 Laurens Ten Dam BELKIN PRO CYCLING
75 Arthur Vichot FDJ.FR
76 Yury Trofimov TEAM KATUSHA
77 Sylvain Chavanel IAM CYCLING
78 Koen De Kort TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
79 Markel Irizar Arranburu TREK FACTORY RACING
80 Egor Silin TEAM KATUSHA
81 Bram Tankink BELKIN PRO CYCLING
82 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL
83 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING
84 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
85 Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 00' 19''
86 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING
87 Roy Curvers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
88 Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE
89 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
90 Jens Keukeleire ORICA GREENEDGE
91 Marcus Burghardt BMC RACING TEAM
92 Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 00' 21''
93 Adam Hansen LOTTO-BELISOL + 00' 23''
94 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE
95 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE + 00' 32''
96 Svein Tuft ORICA GREENEDGE + 00' 34''
97 Yukiya Arashiro TEAM EUROPCAR + 00' 38''
98 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 00' 43''
99 William Bonnet FDJ.FR + 00' 52''
100 Roger Kluge IAM CYCLING + 01' 00''
101 Leopold Konig TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 01' 02''
102 Frank Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING + 01' 05''
103 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR
104 Steven Kruijswijk BELKIN PRO CYCLING
105 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.FR
106 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
107 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING
108 Gregory Rast TREK FACTORY RACING
109 Mickaël Delage FDJ.FR
110 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR
111 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
112 John Darwin Atapuma  BMC RACING TEAM
113 Tom Jelte Slagter GARMIN - SHARP
114 Bartosz Huzarski TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
115 Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE
116 Matthieu Ladagnous FDJ.FR
117 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE
118 Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
119 Amaël Moinard BMC RACING TEAM
120 Peter Stetina BMC RACING TEAM
121 Cyril Gautier TEAM EUROPCAR
122 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
123 Andy Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING
124 Thomas Leezer BELKIN PRO CYCLING
125 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE
126 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE
127 Xabier Zandio Echaide TEAM SKY
128 Daniel Navarro Garcia COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
129 Stef Clement BELKIN PRO CYCLING
130 Albert Timmer TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
131 Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR
132 Matteo Tosatto TINKOFF-SAXO
133 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING
134 Kristijan Durasek LAMPRE - MERIDA
135 Cedric Pineau FDJ.FR
136 Dmitriy Gruzdev ASTANA PRO TEAM
137 Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING
138 Bart De Clercq LOTTO-BELISOL
139 Marcel Wyss IAM CYCLING
140 Maxim Iglinskiy ASTANA PRO TEAM
141 Ruben Plaza Molina MOVISTAR TEAM
142 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL
143 Gatis Smukulis TEAM KATUSHA
144 Vladimir Isaichev TEAM KATUSHA
145 John Gadret MOVISTAR TEAM
146 Danny Pate TEAM SKY
147 Michele Scarponi ASTANA PRO TEAM
148 Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM
149 Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
150 Simon Gerrans ORICA GREENEDGE
151 Sébastien Minard AG2R LA MONDIALE
152 Jean Marc Marino  CANNONDALE
153 José Serpa LAMPRE - MERIDA
154 Florian Guillou BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
155 Maarten Wynants BELKIN PRO CYCLING
156 Sergio Paulinho  TINKOFF-SAXO
157 Lars Boom BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 01' 18''
158 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP
159 Yohann Gene TEAM EUROPCAR + 01' 22''
160 Luca Paolini TEAM KATUSHA
161 Alessandro Vanotti ASTANA PRO TEAM + 01' 26''
162 Christian Meier ORICA GREENEDGE + 01' 52''
163 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE
164 Rafael Valls LAMPRE - MERIDA
165 Ariel Richeze  LAMPRE - MERIDA
166 Imanol Erviti Ollo MOVISTAR TEAM
167 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
168 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP
169 Florian Vachon BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
170 Cheng Ji TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 01' 58''
171 Dries Devenyns TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
172 Simon Spilak TEAM KATUSHA
173 David Lopez Garcia TEAM SKY
174 Mikael Cherel AG2R LA MONDIALE
175 José Pimenta Costa Mendes TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
176 Alex Howes GARMIN - SHARP
177 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR
178 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM
179 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
180 Luis Angel Mate  COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
181 Arnaud Gerard BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
182 Jérôme Pineau IAM CYCLING
183 Benat Intxausti MOVISTAR TEAM + 02' 04''
184 Joaquim Rodriguez TEAM KATUSHA
185 David De La Cruz  TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
186 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR
187 Alessandro De Marchi CANNONDALE
188 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE + 03' 18''
189 Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 03' 55''
190 Julien Simon COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 00' 00''
191 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 00' 00''
192 Christophe Riblon AG2R LA MONDIALE + 05' 08''
193 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO + 05' 54''
194 Michael Morkov TINKOFF-SAXO
195 Edward King CANNONDALE + 07' 25''
196 Jesus Alberto Hernandez  TINKOFF-SAXO

GC after stage 3:

546.5 km raced so far at an average speed of 40.421 km/hr

1 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM 13hr 31min 13sec
2 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE @ 2 seconds
3 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE
4 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM
5 Christopher Froome TEAM SKY
6 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING
7 Alberto Contador TINKOFF-SAXO
8 Alejandro Valverde  MOVISTAR TEAM
9 Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL
10 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE
11 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM
12 Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM
13 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE
14 Tiago Machado TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
15 Alberto Costa Rui LAMPRE - MERIDA
16 Mikel Nieve Iturralde TEAM SKY
17 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre TREK FACTORY RACING
18 Richie Porte TEAM SKY
19 Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL
20 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
21 Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP
22 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY + 00' 16''
23 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR
24 Tanel Kangert ASTANA PRO TEAM
25 Nicolas Roche TINKOFF-SAXO
26 Mathias Frank IAM CYCLING
27 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
28 Christopher Horner LAMPRE - MERIDA
29 Laurens Ten Dam BELKIN PRO CYCLING
30 Yury Trofimov TEAM KATUSHA
31 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA + 00' 35''
32 Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING
33 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING
34 Peter Velits BMC RACING TEAM
35 Arthur Vichot FDJ.FR
36 Egor Silin TEAM KATUSHA
37 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
38 Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 00' 56''
39 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE + 00' 58''
40 Leopold Konig TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 01' 18''
41 Brice Feillu BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 01' 19''
42 Bram Tankink BELKIN PRO CYCLING
43 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM
44 Frank Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING + 01' 21''
45 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR
46 John Darwin Atapuma  BMC RACING TEAM
47 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING
48 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 01' 40''
49 Cyril Gautier TEAM EUROPCAR
50 Daniel Navarro Garcia COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
51 Michele Scarponi ASTANA PRO TEAM
52 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 01' 45''
53 Janier  Acevedo GARMIN - SHARP
54 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM
55 Marcel Wyss IAM CYCLING + 02' 01''
56 Andy Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING + 02' 24''
57 Kristijan Durasek LAMPRE - MERIDA
58 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO + 02' 34''
59 Steven Kruijswijk BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 02' 50''
60 Tom Jelte Slagter  GARMIN - SHARP
61 Simon Gerrans ORICA GREENEDGE
62 Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE + 03' 01''
63 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM + 03' 40''
64 Bartosz Huzarski TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 03' 47''
65 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE
66 Jens Keukeleire ORICA GREENEDGE + 03' 59''
67 Alessandro De Marchi CANNONDALE + 04' 25''
68 Ben Gastauer AG2R LA MONDIALE + 05' 46''
69 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE + 06' 26''
70 David Lopez Garcia TEAM SKY + 06' 32''
71 Simon Spilak TEAM KATUSHA
72 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.FR + 06' 51''
73 Peter Stetina BMC RACING TEAM + 07' 39''
74 Yukiya Arashiro TEAM EUROPCAR + 07' 43''
75 Rafael Valls LAMPRE - MERIDA + 08' 26''
76 Sylvain Chavanel IAM CYCLING + 08' 40''
77 José Joaquin Rojas MOVISTAR TEAM + 10' 31''
78 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE
79 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA
80 Michael Schär BMC RACING TEAM
81 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL
82 Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING
83 Michal Golas OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
84 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
85 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR
86 Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 10' 50''
87 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 11' 14''
88 Gregory Rast TREK FACTORY RACING + 11' 36''
89 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
90 Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM
91 Amaël Moinard BMC RACING TEAM
92 José Serpa LAMPRE - MERIDA
93 Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE
94 Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR
95 Ruben Plaza Molina MOVISTAR TEAM
96 Stef Clement BELKIN PRO CYCLING
97 John Gadret MOVISTAR TEAM
98 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP + 12' 23''
99 Imanol Erviti Ollo MOVISTAR TEAM
100 Jérôme Pineau IAM CYCLING + 12' 29''
101 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
102 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM
103 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR + 12' 35''
104 Benat Intxausti MOVISTAR TEAM
105 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 12' 40''
106 Marcus Burghardt BMC RACING TEAM + 12' 44''
107 Adam Hansen LOTTO-BELISOL + 13' 23''
108 Luis Angel Mate  COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 14' 01''
109 Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 14' 26''
110 Julien Simon COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 14' 31''
111 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR + 14' 48''
112 Koen De Kort TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
113 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM
114 Markel Irizar Arranburu TREK FACTORY RACING
115 Vasili Kiryienka TEAM SKY
116 Matteo Montaguti AG2R LA MONDIALE
117 Reto Hollenstein IAM CYCLING
118 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
119 Johan Van Summeren GARMIN - SHARP
120 Roy Curvers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 15' 07''
121 Mathew Hayman ORICA GREENEDGE + 15' 39''
122 Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO
123 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR + 15' 53''
124 Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING
125 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING
126 Maxim Iglinskiy ASTANA PRO TEAM
127 Bart De Clercq LOTTO-BELISOL
128 Maarten Wynants BELKIN PRO CYCLING
129 Dmitriy Gruzdev ASTANA PRO TEAM
130 Florian Guillou BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
131 Sébastien Minard AG2R LA MONDIALE
132 Sergio Paulinho  TINKOFF-SAXO
133 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 15' 58''
134 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP + 16' 06''
135 Yohann Gene TEAM EUROPCAR + 16' 10''
136 Luca Paolini TEAM KATUSHA
137 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE + 16' 11''
138 Svein Tuft ORICA GREENEDGE + 16' 13''
139 Lars Boom BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 16' 26''
140 Florian Vachon BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 16' 40''
141 Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 16' 44''
142 Matthieu Ladagnous FDJ.FR
143 Xabier Zandio Echaide TEAM SKY
144 Thomas Leezer BELKIN PRO CYCLING
145 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE
146 Matteo Tosatto TINKOFF-SAXO
147 Alex Howes GARMIN - SHARP + 16' 46''
148 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR
149 Mikael Cherel AG2R LA MONDIALE
150 Joaquim Rodriguez TEAM KATUSHA + 16' 52''
151 Alessandro Vanotti ASTANA PRO TEAM + 17' 05''
152 Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 17' 09''
153 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL + 17' 21''
154 Christian Meier ORICA GREENEDGE + 17' 31''
155 Arnaud Gerard BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 17' 37''
156 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE + 18' 06''
157 Gatis Smukulis TEAM KATUSHA + 18' 14''
158 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 19' 50''
159 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP
160 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL
161 Danny Van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING
162 Romain Feillu BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
163 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR
164 Jack Bauer GARMIN - SHARP
165 Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
166 Alexander Porsev TEAM KATUSHA
167 Bernhard Eisel TEAM SKY
168 Marcel Sieberg LOTTO-BELISOL
169 Andreas Schillinger TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
170 Christophe Riblon AG2R LA MONDIALE + 19' 56''
171 William Bonnet FDJ.FR + 20' 42''
172 David De La Cruz  TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 20' 54''
173 Mickaël Delage FDJ.FR + 20' 55''
174 Cedric Pineau FDJ.FR
175 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
176 Marc Marino Jean CANNONDALE
177 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 21' 14''
178 Tom Veelers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 21' 40''
179 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 21' 42''
180 Dries Devenyns TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 21' 48''
181 José Pimenta Costa Mendes TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
182 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 22' 15''
183 Gregory Henderson LOTTO-BELISOL + 22' 19''
184 Danny Pate TEAM SKY + 22' 25''
185 Albert Timmer TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 22' 45''
186 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE + 23' 00''
187 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO + 23' 03''
188 Jesus Hernandez TINKOFF-SAXO + 23' 04''
189 Roger Kluge IAM CYCLING + 23' 29''
190 Michael Morkov TINKOFF-SAXO + 23' 48''
191 Edward King CANNONDALE + 24' 42''
192 Vladimir Isaichev TEAM KATUSHA
193 Cheng Ji TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 25' 25''
194 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA + 28' 42''
195 Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 35' 04''
196 Ariel Richeze  LAMPRE - MERIDA + 38' 23''

Points Classification:

1 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE 117 points
2 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 90
3 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR 88
4 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA 47
5 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM 40
6 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP 38
7 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM 30
8 Joaquin Rojas Gil José MOVISTAR TEAM 30
9 Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 30
10 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE 29
11 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 22
12 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO 22
13 Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 20
14 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING 20
15 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE 20
16 Christopher Froome TEAM SKY 20
17 Danny Van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING 20
18 Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING 18
19 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR 18
20 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE 18
21 Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL 17
22 Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 17
23 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 17
24 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL 17
25 David De La Cruz TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 17
26 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING 16
27 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR 15
28 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 15
29 Romain Feillu BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 14
30 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR 14
31 Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP 13
32 Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING 13
33 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM 12
34 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE 12
35 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING 11
36 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE 11
37 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 11
38 Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING 10
39 Bart De Clercq LOTTO-BELISOL 10
40 Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 10
41 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM 9
42 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 9
43 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 8
44 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE 8
45 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR 8
46 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE 7
47 Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 7
48 Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL 6
49 Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM 5
50 Alberto Contador TINKOFF-SAXO 4
51 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING 4
52 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM 4
53 Alberto Costa Rui LAMPRE - MERIDA 3
54 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL 3
55 Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO 3
56 Alexander Porsev TEAM KATUSHA 3
57 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre TREK FACTORY RACING 2
58 Sergio Paulinho TINKOFF-SAXO 2
59 Gregory Henderson LOTTO-BELISOL 2
60 Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR 1
61 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL 1

Mountains Classification:

1 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 6 points
2 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE 5
3 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING 4
4 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 4
5 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR 2
6 Tom Jelte Slagter GARMIN - SHARP 2
7 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR 2
8 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR 2
9 David De La Cruz TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 2
10 Christopher Froome TEAM SKY 1
11 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM 1
12 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 1
13 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE 1
14 Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP 1
15 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 1
16 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL 1

Young Rider Classification:

1 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE 13hr 31min 15'sec
2 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE
3 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
4 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR @ 14 seconds
5 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
6 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 00' 33''
7 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING + 01' 19''
8 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 01' 43''
9 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM
10 Tom Jelte Slagter GARMIN - SHARP + 02' 48''
11 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE + 06' 24''
12 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA + 10' 29''
13 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 10' 29''
14 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 11' 12''
15 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP + 12' 21''
16 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR + 14' 46''
17 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM
18 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE + 16' 42''
19 Danny Van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING + 19' 48''
20 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR
21 David De La Cruz TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 20' 52''
22 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 20' 53''
23 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 21' 40''
24 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 22' 13''
25 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE + 22' 58''
26 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO + 23' 01''
27 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA + 28' 40''  

Team Classification:

1 Team Sky 40hr 33min 45sec
2 Astana Pro Team @ 12 seconds
3 Bmc Racing Team + 00' 14''
4 Team Netapp-Endura + 00' 47''
5 Trek Factory Racing
6 Iam Cycling + 01' 01''
7 Team Katusha + 01' 20''
8 Belkin Pro Cycling + 01' 31''
9 Lampre - Merida
10 Cannondale + 01' 42''
11 Tinkoff-Saxo + 02' 46''
12 Garmin - Sharp + 03' 26''
13 Orica Greenedge + 04' 42''
14 Ag2R La Mondiale + 05' 44''
15 FDJ.Fr + 06' 31''
16 Team Europcar + 08' 28''
17 Cofidis, Solutions Credits + 09' 44''
18 Lotto-Belisol + 10' 29''
19 Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 11' 02''
20 Movistar Team + 12' 12''
21 Bretagne-Seche Environnement + 13' 29''
22 Team Giant-Shimano + 25' 29''  

Stage 3 photos:

Giovanni Visconti

Former Italian road champion Giovanni Visconti arrives at the start. Photo ©Sirotti

Alexandre Vinokourov

Astana team general manager and former top pro Alexandre Vinokourov and his family. Photo ©Sirotti

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali arrives. Photo ©Sirotti

Rui Costa

World road champion Rui Costa. Photo ©Sirotti

Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde. Photo ©Sirotti

Nibali and Froome

Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Froome. Photo ©Sirotti

Pelton goes by Big Ben

The peloton rides by Big Ben. Photo ©Sirotti

Vincenzo Nibali

Race leader Vincenzo Nibali. Photo ©Sirotti

tony Martin

Crahses delayed some riders as they raced thorugh London. Here's world time trial champion Tony Martin. Photo ©Sirotti

LEopold Koenig and Frank Schleck

Leopold Koenig leads Franck Schleck. Photo ©Sirotti

Marcel Kittel wins stage three

Marcel Kittel was easily the fastest man. Second place Peter Sagan is in the green jersey. Photo ©Sirotti

Marcel Kittel

Stage winner Marcel Kittel. Photo ©Sirotti

Vinceno Nibali gets another yellow jersey

Vincenzo Nibali gets help from Bernard Hinault putting on another yellow jersey. Photo ©Sirotti

Peter Sagan gets another green jersey

Peter Sagan's second place in stage three has given him a hefty lead in the points competition. Photo ©Sirotti

Peter Sagan gets another white jersey

Peter Sagan also leads the Young Rider classification. Photo ©Sirotti

Cyril Lemoine

Since stage 3 had no rated ascents, Cyril Lemoine just had to finish the stage to retain his KOM leadership.

Jan Barta

Jan Barta's combativity prize for stage 3 was certainly well-earned.

Live Updates:

Weather in Cambridge: 24C (75F), wind from the southwest at 14 km/hr (9 mph). A mix of some clouds and sun. 20% chance of rain.

Km 1: 4:30AM, PDT. As soon as the neutralized zone was passed and the flag was dropped for the Départ Réel, Jan Barta (NetApp-Endura) and Jean-Marie Bideau (Bretagne) sprinted away from the field and in a couple of kilometers (the time its took me to write this), they have a one-minute gap.

Race leader Vincenzo Nibali's Astana team is leading the field.

Km 12: It looks like the peloton has decided to let this break go. Barta (an excellent time trialist) and Bideau have 3min 28sec. The riders are moving down the road rather briskly, they have been traveling at 44 km/hr.

Km 22: The crowds of fans are astoundingly huge. After 30 minutes of racing the break's lead is 3min 48sec. André Greipel's Lotto-Belisol squad is helping at the front. The Gorilla must be feeling his chances of prevailing in the flat finish are pretty good.

Km 39: 116 km to go and the duo has 4min 33sec. Astana is doing more than half the work at the front (the statisticians say 57%). The average speed has been 40.3 km/hr.

Km 62: 1hr 31min into the stage. Bideau and Barta are 3min 12sec. Jan Bakelants (Omega Pharma) has crashed, taking down Florian Vachon (Bretagne). Vachon was back up immediately and now Bakelants has rejoined the pack as well. The break is not being allowed much of a gap. The sprinters don't want to miss this opportunity.

Km 89: Omega Pharma just can't get a break. Not only have they lost Mark Cavendish, Jan Bakelants hit a water bottle in the feed zone and crashed again. Alessandro Petacchi is having trouble from a bee sting. The break's lead has been cut back to two minutes. FDJ and Giant-Shimano are helping Lotto-Belisol with the chase. The sprinters might want to have Barta and Bideau back in the field in time for the intermediate sprint in Epping Forest, at km 108.

There are a few drops of water on the road and there is some rain in eastern London.

Km 102: Nope, the gap is still 2 minutes and 16 seconds. The break will not be caught in time for the intermediate sprint. Though FDJ's sprinter Arnaud Démare hurt his wrist in a crash yesterday, FDJ is working for him today. FDJ director Yvon Madiot said this about Démare, "He's got a painful wrist but not enough to give up on his ambitions. We're here to lead him out in the final sprint."

Km 108: There's 2,500 Euros waiting for Barta and Bideau (1,500 for the first rider, 1,000 for second) when they take the intermediate sprint. Cannondale has moved up to the front to help Sagan preserve his points classification lead.

Bideau edged Barta to take the intermediate sprint. In the peloton Cannondale was lined up at front and then FDJ came charging up the right and unleashed Bryan Coquard. Coquard and Peter Sagan started shoulder to shoulder and then Coquard just blasted by, crossing the line with a big enough gap to look back at Sagan. The guy is fast and strong. The 13 points Sagan earned with fourth place allows him to preserve his points classification lead.

The sprint results:

  1. Jean-Marc Bideau, 20 points
  2. Jan Barta, 17
  3. Bryan Coquard, 15
  4. Peter Sagan, 13
  5. Elia Viviani, 11
  6. Arnaud Démare 10

The pack's acceleration has cut the duo's lead to 65 seconds.

Km 125, 30 to go: We are in the city of London. The gap has gone back out to 2min 10sec. Andy Schleck, Simon Gerrans and Ted King have crashed. All the fallen riders are back up and chasing the pack. Race leader Nibali is close to the front with at least four Astana riders with him.

When looking at the gap as we get close to the finish, from the BikeRaceInfo glossary:

Chapatte's Law: Formulated by former racer and Tour commentator Robert Chapatte, it states that in the closing stages of a race a determined peloton will chase down a break and close in at the rate of 1 minute per 10 kilometers traveled. If a break is 3 minutes up the road the peloton will need to work hard for 30 kilometers to catch it. TV race commentator Paul Sherwen regularly uses Chapatte's Law to come up with his often surprisingly accurate predictions of when a break will be caught. It's now calculated by computer on French television.

Therefore, if the duo have 2 minutes with 20 km to go, they have a chance.

Km 134, 21 to go: As the peloton passes the Olympic Park the gap has gone down to 94 seconds. The speed is going up and the pack is lined out. Average speed for the day so far is 41.6 km/hr. Barta and Bideau still look good (Bideau is just starting to rock in the saddle) and seemed to have upped their effort. They were probably dosing their efforts over the earlier kilometers so as not to rile the pack.

It's starting to rain lightly.

Km 141: It's raining seriously now. The oily city roads could be as slippery as ice. The gap is 65 seconds. Lotto-Belisol has only one rider at the front. The rest of the effort is being done by Astana. Barta went very carefully around a corner, respecting the treacherous roads. Bideau is having trouble holding Barta's wheel. Barta (Czech time trial champion) waited for Bideau, but he has to do all the work.

Km 145, 10 km to go: The gap is only 30 seconds. Barta will not surrender.

Km 147, 8 to go: Barta has dropped Bideau, who is cooked. Barta has 20 seconds. Bideau has been caught by the pack.

7 km to go: Nicolas Roche leads Contador at the front of the pack. Barta has just a small gap, maybe 10 seconds.

Barta is caught.

5 km to go: The speed is going up and Omega Pharma has formed a train, for Mark Renshaw?

3.5 km to go: Giant-Shimano just went to the front. Sagan is moving up. There was a crash midway in the pack.

The finish: Giant-Shimano led out the sprint, unleashing Marcel Kittel with Sagan on his wheel. All Sagan could do was hold the surging Kittel's wheel. No one could come next to Kittel as he charged across the line.

Stage 3 map and profile:

Stage 3 map

Stage 3 map

Stage 3 profile

Stage 3 profile

 

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