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100th Tour de France - Stage 3 - Report & Results
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 7/1/2013
100th Tour de France - Stage 3 - Report & Results
 
2013 Daily Peloton


Corsica, 1 July 2013 - Stage 3 : Ajaccio to Calvi, 145.5km: Orica Greenedge's Simon Gerrans secures stage win in duel with Peter Sagan to become first Australian to win a stage in each of the three Grand Tours.


Stage Result - Top 3

1. Simon Gerrans
2. Peter Sagan
3. JJ Rojas

Simon Gerrans made history as the first Australian to win a stage at each of the three Grand Tours. He delivered the first WorldTour victory for the first Australian WorldTour team when he won the Tour Down Under overall last year. Gerrans continued his history-setting ways in Calvi with a win on the third stage of the Tour de France. It is the second victory at the French Grand Tour for Gerrans; the first for ORICA-GreenEDGE. Careful stewarding of the race by RadioShack-Leopard which spent 90% of the day leading the peloton ensured Jan Bakelants retained the yellow jersey.

Gerrans beats Sagan

Simon Gerrans beats Peter Sagan © Graham Watson/OricaGreenEdge

"This is a huge win,” said Gerrans. "It’s a huge moment for the team. We have been so close on so many occasions. Hopefully it’s the first of many more to come."

“This is obviously our biggest win," added Sport Director Matt White. "We’ve won more than 50 races since the team’s inception last year. We had already won at the Giro, the Vuelta, the Classics and all sorts of races between, but this is the one box we hadn’t ticked off yet."

The Australian outfit made their mark on the undulating stage from start to finish. Simon Clarke spent the day in a five rider breakaway that formed shortly after the flag waved, indicating the official start of stage three. Joined up the road by Sébastien Minard (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Alexis Vuillermoz (Sojasun), Cyril Gautier (Europcar) and Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM), Clarke chased mountain points as he worked with his breakaway companions to establish an advantage over the cagey peloton.

"My job today was basically exactly what I did,” explained Clarke. “I was brought to the Tour de France team to go into breakaways, and I made sure that happened. It took pressure off the team behind so they could relax a little bit before the finish."

Clarke earned top points on three of the four categorised climbs. In an effort to trade the blue polka dot jersey he earned as KOM leader at the Vuelta a España last year for the red polka dot jersey worn by the Tour de France KOM leader, Clarke distanced his breakmates on the final climb of the Col de Marsolino. Swept up by riders attacking out of the bunch ahead of the summit, he missed out on the polka dot jersey but was awarded most combative for his efforts.

"I went for the KOM points because I could,” said Clarke. “The opportunity was there so I took it. It would have been a bonus to get the jersey, but it wasn’t a primary objective. I attacked in the final because I wanted to get over the last climb with the bunch. I knew the gap to the break wasn’t big enough to stay away, and I didn’t want to get caught much before the summit. If I had, I might not have been with the group in the closing kilometres to lend a hand."

Pierre Rolland (Europcar) soloed over the Col de Marsolino summit trailed by Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel-Euskadi). The duo were joined by Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step) and Lars Petter Nordhaug (Belkin) on the twisty descent. Clarke joined Cameron Meyer and Michael Albasini at the head of affairs, and the three combined forces to catch the four up the road 3km from the finish.

"Cam Meyer went straight to the front to shut down the four riders who had slipped off the front,” said Gerrans. “Albasini and Clarke were there, too. Those three committed everything to bring that break back for me, and we kept Daryl for the final lead-out. The rest of the team had done their jobs early – looking after us over the early hills and getting bidons. It was a total team effort. I’m really proud how everyone contributed."

First to the front, Meyer was the first to complete his chase work. Albasini pulled off shortly after making the catch. Clarke took Impey and Gerrans to the 2km mark.

"Daryl and I have been working well together in the finals in the last few days,” said Gerrans. “Yesterday I led him out. We thought the finish suited me better today, and we made the decision to have him lead me out because of that. He’s the best in the business. He did an absolutely perfect job.2

Cannondale opened the sprint with Impey and Gerrans just behind. Impey spotted a narrow opening on the right side of the finishing straight and slipped through it with Gerrans in tow. Gerrans swung off Impey’s wheel 200m from the finish and charged towards the line. Sagan did the same on the left side of the road. A photo finish determined Gerrans the winner by millimetres.

"I had no idea if I had won," said Gerrans. "I knew it was really close, and I wasn’t going to celebrate too early. Sagan and I were on the opposite ends of the road and we both threw our bikes. My win was confirmed a few minutes later. We’re all pretty ecstatic." 

Sagan was left frustrated with himself, "I don’t want to watch it, I’m annoyed at how I lost," Sagan said. "But Gerrans is a good rider and quick finisher, and I’m still happy to have the green jersey on my shoulders already. The Tour is only starting."


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Full Stage Results

1 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 3:41:24
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
4 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
6 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
7 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
8 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
9 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun  
10 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
11 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
12 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
13 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
14 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
15 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
16 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
17 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
18 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
19 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
20 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
21 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha  
22 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge  
23 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
24 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
25 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
26 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
27 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
28 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
29 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp  
30 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
31 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp  
32 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
33 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
34 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
35 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
36 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
37 Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun  
38 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
39 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
40 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
41 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
42 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
43 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
44 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
45 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
46 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
47 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
48 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
49 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
50 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
51 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
52 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
53 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
54 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
55 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
56 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
57 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
58 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
59 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
60 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
61 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
62 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
63 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
64 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
65 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
66 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
67 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
68 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
69 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
70 Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun  
71 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
72 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
73 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
74 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
75 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha  
76 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
77 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
78 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
79 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
80 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun  
81 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
82 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
83 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
84 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
85 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge  
86 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
87 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun  
88 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
89 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
90 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:17
91 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 0:02:29
92 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
93 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:03:40
94 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
95 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
96 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
97 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha  
98 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
99 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
100 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling  
101 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun  
102 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
103 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
104 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun  
105 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:05:02
106 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
107 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
108 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
109 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha  
110 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar  
111 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
112 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
113 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:06:13
114 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
115 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha  
116 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling  
117 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
118 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
119 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha  
120 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
121 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:08:26
122 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
123 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
124 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
125 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
126 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
127 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
128 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
129 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
130 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp  
131 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
132 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
133 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
134 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
135 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
136 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
137 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
138 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
139 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
140 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
141 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
142 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
143 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
144 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
145 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
146 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
147 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
148 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp  
149 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
150 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
151 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
152 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
153 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
154 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
155 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
156 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
157 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
158 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
159 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
160 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 0:09:15
161 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
162 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
163 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
164 Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
165 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
166 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
167 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
168 Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
169 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
170 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
171 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
172 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
173 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
174 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
175 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
176 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
177 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
178 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
179 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
180 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
181 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
182 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
183 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
184 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
185 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun  
186 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
187 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
188 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
189 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
190 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
191 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
192 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
193 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
194 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
195 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 0:16:44
196 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
DNF Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNF Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  

OVERALL STANDINGS - Top 60

1 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 12:21:27
2 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun 0:00:01
3 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
4 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
6 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge  
7 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp  
8 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
9 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
10 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
11 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
12 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
13 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
14 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
15 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
16 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
17 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha  
18 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
19 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
20 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
21 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
22 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
23 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
24 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
25 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
26 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp  
27 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
28 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
29 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
30 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
31 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
32 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
33 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
34 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
35 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge  
36 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
37 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
38 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
39 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
40 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
41 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
42 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
43 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
44 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
45 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
46 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
47 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
48 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
49 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
50 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
51 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
52 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
53 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
54 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
55 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
56 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
57 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
58 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha  
59 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
60 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  



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