Highlights Tour de France Stage 3: Lorient - Pontivy
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5:32 PMa month ago

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12:40 PMa month ago

Next Stage

The riders will start from Redon and after 150 kilometers will arrive in Fougères. The only stage where the only thing to be contested will be the intermediate sprint in Vitre at the 114th kilometer and the finish will probably be in the mass sprint.
12:38 PMa month ago

🔟👥 Teams Ranking

This is how the teams ranking is going:
Teams Ranking
Pos. Team Time
1 Bahrain Victorious 38h 59'09"
2 Jumbo Visma + 01'33"
3 Trek Segafredo + 01'43"
4 Astana - Premier Tech + 01'59"
5 EF Education - Nippo + 02'02"
6 Team BikeExchange + 02'20"
7 Ineos Grenadiers + 02'42"
8 Deceunink - Quick Step + 03'56"
9 Movistar Team + 04'26"
10 Bora - Hansgrohe + 06'46"
12:33 PMa month ago

🔟⬜ Youth's Ranking

This is how the youth's ranking is going:
Youth's Ranking
Pos. Rider (Country / Team) Time
1 Tadej Pogacar (Eslovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 12h 59'32"
2 Sergio Higuita (Colombia / EF Education - Nippo) + 00'13"
3 David Gaudu (Francia / Groupama FDJ) + 00'13"
4 Lucas Hamilton (Australia / Team BikeExchange) + 01'03"
5 Jonas Vingegaard (Dinamarca / Jumbo Visma) + 01'08"
6 Aurélien Paret Peintre (Francia / AG2R Citroën) + 02'36"
7 Stefan De Bod (Sudáfrica / Astana - Premier Tech) + 04'54"
8 Neilson Powless (Estados Unidos / EF Education - Nippo + 05'22"
9 Mark Donovan (Gran Bretaña / Team DSM) + 05'34"
10 Joris Nieuwenhuis (Países Bajos / Team DSM) + 06'35"

This is how the youth's ranking is going:

Youth's Ranking
Pos. Rider (Country / Team) Time
1 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 12h 59'32"
2 Sergio Higuita (Colombia / EF Education - Nippo) + 00'13"
3 David Gaudu (France / Groupama FDJ) + 00'13"
4 Lucas Hamilton (Australia / Team BikeExchange) + 01'03"
5 Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark / Jumbo Visma) + 01'08"
6 Aurélien Paret Peintre (France / AG2R Citroën) + 02'36"
7 Stefan De Bod (South Africa / Astana - Premier Tech) + 04'54"
8 Neilson Powless (United States / EF Education - Nippo + 05'22"
9 Mark Donovan (Great Britain / Team DSM) + 05'34"
10 Joris Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands / Team DSM) + 06'35"
12:25 PMa month ago

🔟⬜🟥 Mountain Ranking

This is how the mountain classification is going:
Mountain Ranking
Pos. Rider (Country / Team) Points
1 Ide Schelling (Países Bajos / Bora - Hansgrohe) 5
2 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Países Bajos / Alpecin Fenix) 4
3 Anthony Perez (Francia / Cofidis) 3
4 Julian Alaphilippe (Francia / Deceunink - Quick Step)  2
5 Edward Theuns (Bélgica / Trek - Segafredo) 2
6 Tadej Pogacar (Eslovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 2
7 Victor Campenaerts (Bélgica / Qhubeka NextHash) 1
8 Jelle Wallays (Bélgica / Cofidis) 1
9 Danny van Poppel (Países Bajos / Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) 1
10 Michael Matthews (Australia / Team BikeExchange) 1
12:19 PMa month ago

🔟🟩 Points Ranking

This is how the overall points standings are:
Points Ranking
Points Rider (País / Team) Points
1 Julian Alaphilippe (Francia / Deceunink - Quick Step)  80
2 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Países Bajos / Alpecin Fenix) 62
3 Tim Merlier (Bélgica / Alpecin Fenix) 50
4 Michael Matthews (Australia / Team BikeExchange) 50
5 Tadej Pogacar (Eslovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 44
6 Jasper Philipsen (Bélgica / Alpecin Fenix) 41
7 Primoz Roglic (Eslovenia / Jumbo Visma) 40
8 Caleb Ewan (Australia / Lotto Soudal) 37
9 Wilco Kelderman (Países Bajos / Bora - Hansgrohe) 34
10 Nacer Bouhanni (Francia / Arkea Samsic) 33
12:09 PMa month ago

🔟🟨 General Ranking

This is how the general classification is going:
General classification
Pos. Rider (País / Team) Time
1 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Netherlands / Alpecin Fenix) 12h 58'53"
2 Julian Alaphilippe (France / Deceunink - Quick Step)  + 00'08"
3 Richard Carapaz (Ecuador / Ineos Grenadiers) + 00'31"
4 Wout Van Aert (Belgium / Jumbo Visma) + 00'31"
5 Wilco Kelderman (Netherlands / Bora - Hansgrohe) + 00'38"
6 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) + 00'39"
7 Enric Mas (Spain / Movistar) + 00'40"
8 Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Arkea Samsic) + 00'40"
9 Pierre Latour (France / TotalEnergies) + 00'45"
10 Sergio Higuita (Colombia / EF Education - Nippo) + 00'52"
11:58 AMa month ago

🔟🏁Top 10 of the stage

This is how today's stage looked like:
Top 10 of the stage
Pos. Rider (País / Team) Time
1 Tim Merlier (Belgium / Alpecin Fenix) 04h 01'28"
2 Jasper Philipsen (Belgium / Alpecin Fenix) m.t.
3 Nacer Bouhanni (France / Arkea - Samsic) m.t.
4 Davide Ballerini (Italy / Deceunink - Quick Step) m.t.
5 Sonny Colbrelli (Italy / Bahain Victorious) m.t.
6 Julian Alaphilippe (France / Deceunink - Quick Step) m.t.
7 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Netherlands / Alpecin Fenix) m.t.
8 Cees Bol (Netherlands / Team DSM) m.t.
9 Anthony Turgis (France / TotalEnergies) m.t.
10 Maximilian Walscheid (Germany / Qhubeka NextHash) m.t.
11:53 AMa month ago

🥇 TIM MERLIER WINS!

A very eventful finish, there was a fall of two riders who were in the bunch, but in the end, the Alpecin Fenix rider took the win.
11:48 AMa month ago

🏁 Last kilometer

The final pack to conclude the stage is coming up.
11:43 AMa month ago

🏁 4 Km to go

ANOTHER FALL! Several riders in the peloton are involved and the peloton breaks up again.
11:38 AMa month ago

🏁 11,5 km to go

CRASHES IN THE PELOTON! Miguel Ángel López (Movistar), David Gaudu (Grupama FDJ) and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) were affected.
11:33 AMa month ago

🏁 13 km to go

It's not long to the finish. Already the peloton begins to hunt down the breakaway; the first was Maxime Chevalier.
11:28 AMa month ago

🏁 20 km to go

The gap has been reduced. One minute and the peloton is still dropping.
11:23 AMa month ago

🏁 24 km to go

The breakaway group continues to maintain a good pace, but the peloton is already setting a faster pace to catch them.
11:18 AMa month ago

🏁 30 km to go

The gap between the escapees and the peloton is more than a minute and a half.
11:13 AMa month ago

⛰️ Côte de Pluméliau (4th category)

Jelle Wallays (Cofidis) crosses first on the second mountain pass of the day and scores the only point he gave for the classification.
11:08 AMa month ago

🏁 40 km to go

The pace remains the same. More than a minute and 10 seconds of advantage hold the escapees.
11:03 AMa month ago

🏁 47 km to go

André Greipel suffered a problem with his bike, but is already working to return to the peloton.
10:58 AMa month ago

🏁 50 km to go

The peloton continues to ride calmly. The escapees hold an advantage of over a minute.
10:53 AMa month ago

🏁 57 km to go

Julian Alaphilippe suffered a mechanical problem with his bike, but is now back in the peloton.
10:48 AMa month ago

🅿 Intermediate Sprint - La Fourchette

Here are the positions at the intermediate sprint of the day:

1- Cyril Barthe (B&B Hotels-KTM) - 20 pts.
2- Maxime Chevalier (B&B Hotels-KTM) - 17 pts
3- Michael Schär (Ag2r-Citröen) - 15 pts
4- Jelle Wallays (Cofidis) - 13 pts
5- Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) - 11 pts
6- Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-Quick Step) - 10 pts
7- Michael Morkov (Deceuninck-Quick Step) - 9 pts
8- Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) - 8 pts
9- Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) - 7 pts
10- Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) - 6 pts
11- Michael Matthews (Team BikeExchange) - 5 pts
12- Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) - 4 pts
13- Jacopo Guarnieri (Groupama-FDJ) - 3 pts
14- Marco Haller (Bahrain Victorious) - 2 pts
15- Daniel Oss (Bora-Hansgrohe) - 1 pt

10:43 AMa month ago

🏁 64,6 km to go

The four breakaway riders, Cyril Barthem Maxime Barthe, Michael Schar and Jelle Wallays took the biggest points. A minute later, Caleb Ewan won in the main group pass.
10:38 AMa month ago

🏁 72 km to go

There was a crash for two Qhubeka NextHash riders: Sean Bennett and Nic Dlamini. Fortunately it was nothing serious.
10:33 AMa month ago

Robert Gesink dropped out of the Tour de France

The Dutch rider was one of the Jumbo Visma riders involved in the crash at kilometer 37, but unfortunately did not suffer the same fate as the others and dropped out of the race.
10:28 AMa month ago

Geraint Thomas, with some difficulties

The British rider from Ineos Grenadiers suffered a crash with 37 kilometers to go along with a teammate and two riders from Jumbo Visma, but he is still in the peloton.
10:23 AMa month ago

🏁 80 km to go

Right now there are four riders in the breakaway. Ide Schelling dropped back to wait for the peloton after crossing first on the first mountain pass of the day.
10:18 AMa month ago

⛰️ Côte de Cadoudal (4th category)

Ide Schelling (Bora - Hansgrohe), was the winner of the pass in Cadoudal. He added a point in the standings to remain leader for the moment.
10:13 AMa month ago

The escapees of the day

The riders who formed the breakaway of the day were:

78- Ide Schelling (Netherlands / Bora - Hansgrohe).

98- Jelle Wallays (Belgium / Cofidis)

127- Michael Schar (Switzerland / AG2R Citroën)

222- Cyril Barthe (France / B&B Hotels P/B KTM)

224- Maxime Chevalier (France / B&B Hotels P/B KTM)

10:08 AMa month ago

Carreer status

Five riders have formed the breakaway of the day, which has a lead of more than two minutes over the peloton. There are 90 kilometers to go to the finish.
10:03 AMa month ago

We start!

We are ready to bring you the action of the third stage of the Tour de France.
9:58 AMa month ago

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9:53 AMa month ago

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9:48 AMa month ago

Route of the stage 3 of the Tour

Relatively calm day for the riders, who will start from Lorient and the only difficulties will be two mountain passes, the Côte de Cadoual and the Côte de Pluméliau, both fourth category. The intermediate sprint will be contested at the 118th kilometer. The finish will be favorable for the sprinters.

9:43 AMa month ago

🔟👥 Teams Ranking

This is how the teams ranking is going:
Teams Ranking
Pos. Team Time
1 Jumbo Visma 13h 57'44"
2 Astana - Premier Tech + 00'32"
3 Bahrain Victorious + 00'43"
4 Trek - Segafredo + 01'46"
5 EF Education - Nippo + 01'53"
6 Team BikeExchange + 02'23"
7 Ineos Grenadiers + 02'59"
8 Movistar Team + 03'34"
9 Deceunink - Quick Step + 04'39"
10 Bora - Hansgrohe + 07'15"
9:38 AMa month ago

🔟⬜ Youth's Ranking

Tadej Pogacar is undoubtedly one of the favorites to win this Tour de France and his work so far has started by leading the junior classification and keeping his overall aspirations close.

Here is the top 10 of the classification for the white jersey:

Youth's Ranking
Pos. Rider (Country / Team) Time
1 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 08h 57'38"
2 Sergio Higuita (Colombia / EF Education - Nippo) + 00'13"
3 Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark / Jumbo Visma) + 00'13"
4 David Gaudu (France / Groupama FDJ) + 00'13"
5 Lucas Hamilton (Australia / Team BikeExchange) + 01'03"
6 Aurélien Paret Peintre (France / AG2R Citroën) + 02'36"
7 Stefan De Bod (South Africa / Astana - Premier Tech) + 03'24"
8 Neilson Powless (United States / EF Education - Nippo + 03'52"
9 Mark Donovan (Great Bretain / Team DSM) + 05'34"
10 Joris Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands / Team DSM) + 06'35"
9:33 AMa month ago

🔟⬜🟥 Mountain Ranking

Mathieu Van Der Poel is the current leader of the mountains, after scoring his first points in the second stage. However, as he is the overall leader, his jersey will be worn by the second in the standings.

This is how the mountain classification is going:

Mountain Ranking
Pos. Rider (Country / Team) Points
1 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Netherlands / Alpecin Fenix) 4
2 Ide Schelling (Netherlands / Bora - Hansgrohe) 4
3 Anthony Perez (France / Cofidis) 3
4 Julian Alaphilippe (France / Deceunink - Quick Step)  2
5 Edward Theuns (Belgium / Trek - Segafredo) 2
6 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 2
7 Victor Campenaerts (Belgium / Qhubeka NextHash) 1
8 Danny van Poppel (Netherlands / Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) 1
9 Michael Matthews (Australia / Team BikeExchange) 1
9:28 AMa month ago

🔟🟩 Points Ranking

Julian Alaphilippe will be the wearer of the green jersey, after adding the points from the victory of the first stage and some by finishing in the top 10 of the second stage.

Here is the top 10 of the regularity classification:

Points Ranking
Points Rider (País / Team) Points
1 Julian Alaphilippe (France / Deceunink - Quick Step)  66
2 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Netherlands / Deceunink - Quick Step) 50
3 Michael Matthews (Australia / Team BikeExchange) 45
4 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 44
5 Primoz Roglic (Slovenia / Jumbo Visma) 40
6 Wilco Kelderman (Netherlands / Bora - Hansgrohe) 34
7 Ide Schelling (Netherlands / Bora - Hansgrohe) 31
8 Caleb Ewan (Australia / Lotto Soudal) 26
9 Jack Haig (Australia / Bahrain Victorious) 25
10 Bauke Mollema (Netherlands / Trek - Segafredo) 22
9:23 AMa month ago

🔟🟨 General Ranking

Mathieu Van Der Poel will wear the yellow jersey of the leader of the competition. He accumulates so far 4 hours, 38 minutes and 55 seconds. The general classification top 10 is as follows:
General classification
Pos. Rider (País / Team) Time
1 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Netherlands / Alpecin Fenix) 08h 57'25"
2 Julian Alaphilippe (France / Deceunink - Quick Step)  + 00'08"
3 Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) + 00'13"
4 Primoz Roglic (Slovenia / Jumbo Visma) + 00'14"
5 Wilco Kelderman (Netherlands / Bora - Hansgrohe) + 00'24"
6 Jack Haig (Australia / Bahrain Victorious) + 00'26"
7 Bauke Mollema (Netherlands / Trek - Segafredo) + 00'26"
8 Sergio Higuita (Colombia / EF Education - Nippo) + 00'26"
9 Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark / Jumbo Visma9 + 00'26"
10 David Gaudu (France / Groupama FDJ) + 00'26"
9:18 AMa month ago

2nd stage - Summary

Dutch rider Mathieu Van Der Poel (Alpecin Fenix) was the winner of the second stage of the Tour de France 2021.

The day was relatively calm, starting with punctures for some riders like the Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez, who has not had a good start of the competition. The breakaway was made up of six riders: Edward Theuns (Trek Segafredo), Ide Schelling (Bora - Hansgrohe), Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Simon Clarke (Qhubeka NextHash), Jeremy Cabot (TotalEnergies) and Jonas Koch (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux). Who took the majority of the day's difficulty points.

Schelling won a couple of fourth-category passes, but it was the winner Mathieu Van Der Poel who scored the best points, winning the two third-category passes and apart from being the new yellow jersey wearer, he is also the partial leader of the mountains classification.

The breakaway was extended because Theuns rode alone for more than 50 kilometers, being neutralized with almost 20 kilometers to go to the finish. At that point it was all about the teams trying to launch their leaders, where it was Van Der Poel who took advantage to win, wear yellow on the podium and fulfill his dream in memory of his deceased grandfather.

9:13 AMa month ago

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