Tour de France 2024 Favourites stage 3: For fast men #1

Jasper Philipsen - Tour de France 2024 Favourites stage 3: For fast men #1foto: Cor VosA sprinters' party in Turin is almost inevitable on the third day. For starters, the climbs in the 3rd stage of the Tour de France are insignificant, plus they are situated far from the finish. (Slideshow route/profile)

For years, sprinters were treated to several opportunities in the opening stages of the Tour, but that’s not the case this time. Stage 3 offers them the first chance to shine after a 230.5 kilometres ride with 1,100 metres of climbing.

Sprinters need to capitalize on it in Turin, as stage 4 will take them back into the mountains.

Last year, Jasper Philipsen powered to four stage wins, making him the most successful sprinter of the Tour de France. A big thanks to his luxury lead-out Van der Poel was in order, and they continued in the same vein this season. For instance, the World Champion guided Philipsen to victory in Milan-San Remo. The Belgian also triumphed in Brugge-De Panne and took a stage win in the Tirreno-Adriatico.

On paper, Philipsen is the best sprinter in the Tour de France, especially since Jonathan Milan and Tim Merier are not competing.

Favourites 3rd stage 2024 Tour de France

*** Jasper Philipsen, Dylan Groenewegen, Arnaud De Lie
** Sam Bennett, Arnaud Démare, Fabio Jakobsen, Mads Pedersen
* Mark Cavendish, Biniam Girmay, Phil Bauhaus, Bryan Coquard

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2024 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2024 stage 3: route, profile, video

Click on the images to zoom

Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Leave a comment
No comments yet, your opinion is most welcome.

Related articles
Abrahamsen retains green jersey - Tour de France 2024 The Route - Tour de France 2024 Riders - Tour de France 2024 Withdrawals - Tour de France 2024 Favourites - Tour de France 2024 Winners and records - Tour de France GC Favourites - Tour de France 2024
More articles