Tour de France 2016 Stage 3: And that’s two for Cav, while Sagan holds on to yellow

mark cavendish 2016 tour de franceTotalling at 223.5 kilometres, stage 3 leads to a false flat last kilometre in Angers. On the line Cavendish bests by the tiniest of margins. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage Tour de France

1. Mark Cavendish (gbr)
2. André Greipel (ger) s.t.
3. Bryan Coquard (fra) s.t.
4. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
5. Edward Theuns (bel) s.t.
6. Sondre Holst Enger (nor) s.t.
7. Marcel Kittel (ger) s.t.
8. Christophe Laporte (fra) s.t.
9. Daniel McLay (gbr) s.t.
10. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) s.t.

GC after 3rd stage

1. Peter Sagan (svk)
2. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) + 0.08
3. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 0.10
4. Chris Froome (gbr) + 0.14
5. Warren Barguil (fFra) s.t.
6. Nairo Quintana (col) s.t.
7. Roman Kreuziger (cze) s.t.
8. Tony Gallopin (fra) s.t.
9. Fabio Aru (ita) s.t.
10. Daniel Martin (irl) s.t.

13. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.
14. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
16. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
21. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
22. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
28. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 0.25
31. Thibaut Pinot (fra) s.t.
57. Alberto Contador (spa) + 1.02
77. Richie Porte (aus) + 1.59

Race report
Shortly after the start Armindo Fonseca attacks and he races to a lead at over 11 minutes before it starts going on the down. With 80 kms remaining the lead lingers at 5’30” when Thomas Voeckler opens the chase. In 10 kms he chases Fonseca down.

With 8 kms remaining the leaders are reeled in.

The race boils down to a bunch sprint with Mark Cavendish outsprinting André Greipel by one or two millimetres.

Tour de France 2016 stage 3: Route maps, height profiles, etc.

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