Critérium International 2014 Frank wins 3rd stage and Peraud GC
The 3rd and final stage of the Critérium International, going from Porto Vecchio to the top of the Col de l’Ospedale, is won by Mathia Frank (image). Jean-Christophe Peraud finished second in the same time and became winner of this years' Critérium International , one second ahead of stage winner Frank. (Slideshow route/profile)
During the climb of the Col de l’Ospedale the pace was set by AG2R and the first group got smaller and smaller. GC leader Tom Dumoulin dropped with 5 kilomtres to go.
At 2 kilometres before the finish line only a small group of riders were left, i.e. Frank Schleck and Rafal Majka. The older Schleck brother attacked several times. But could not get away. It was Mathias Frank from Switzerland who was the strongest at the end.
Criterium International: results 3rd stage
1. Mathias Frank (Switzerland)
2. Jean-Christophe Peraud (France) s.t.
3. Tiago Machado (Portugal) + 0.02
4. Fränk Schleck (Luxembourg) + 0.03
5. Rafal Majka (Poland) s.t.
6. Eduardo Sepulveda (Argentina) + 0.13
7. Alexis Vuillermoz (France) + 0.20
8. Fabio Duarte (Colombia) + 0.36
9. Remy di Gregorio (France) s.t.
10. Julien Simon (France) s.t.
GC after 3rd and final stage
1. Jean Christophe Peraud (France)
2. Mathias Frank (Switzerland) + 0.01
3. Tiago Machado (Portugal) + 0.19
4. Rafal Majka (Poland) + 0.25
5. Eduardo Sepulveda (Argentina) + 0.26
6. Fränk Schleck (Luxemburg) + 0.28
7. Julien Simon (France) + 0.47
8. Alexis Vuillermoz (France) + 0.48
9. Bob Jungels (Luxembourg) + 0.57
10. Fabio Duarte (Colombia) + 1.07
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