Tour de France 2020 Route stage 3: Nice - Sisteron
Monday 31 August - The 3rd stage on the Tour de France is a relatively flat stage from Nice to Sisteron. On gently rolling roads the peloton traverses the Provence for a possible sprint finish.
Now the caravan sets off from the Allianz Riviera, home stadium of OGC Nice, to travel through the lavender fields and pine forests of the Provence for a finish in the historical town Sisteron. Its Citadelle towers on a cliff above the houses, yet that’s no reason for the punchers to rejoice as the finish is not uphill. On the contrary, Sisteron is renowned for its sprint stages. At the 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné, Nacer Bouhanni outpowered Jonas Van Genechten and Luka Mezgec, while Paris-Nice 2018 was likely to see a bunch sprint as well. Yet, the breakaway bore fruit that day. Jérôme Cousin outsmarted Nils Politt before André Greipel won the group sprint 4 seconds later.
On the third day, the Tour de France leaves the Nice area. The yellow caravan will ride along the Route Napoléon for an Emperor-like bunch sprint in Sisteron. The first part of the route is quite lumpy, but it levels out in the second half.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
Another interesting read: results 3rd stage 2020 Tour de France.
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