Fabian Cancellara has held onto the overall lead at the 2012 Tour de France, but it won't last as the event continues through the hills.
Cancellara is still clinging to the lead he built in the prologue, and through the early stages. At this stage of his career, and at 31 years old, he is not the kind of rider that can excel riding uphill.
A young superstar in the making, Peter Sagan took Stage 3, and it was the second stage he's won thus far. Cancellara is staying on top for now with decent showings in each stage, but the riders that succeed uphill will be taking over shortly.
Bradley Wiggins and Sylvain Chavanel are tied for second.
American Tejay Van Garderen is a dark horse. He is only 10 seconds behind after Stage 3.
Below are the current standings, and the remaining Tour de France schedule:
Click link to see full standings from - tourdefrance.nbcsports.com
|Name||Time||Time Gap||Team||Bib #||Age|
Tejay Van Garderen ||10:02:41||00:00:10||BMC||009||23|
Edvald Boasson Hagen ||10:02:42||00:00:11||SKY||102||25|
Tour De France Schedule from Bicycling.com:
Stage 4: Wednesday, July 4 - Abbeville to Rouen, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 5: Thursday, July 5 - Rouen to Saint-Quentin, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 6: Friday, July 6 - Epernay to Metz, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 7: Saturday, July 7 - Tomblaine to La Planche des Belles Filles, 8 a.m., NBC
Stage 8: Sunday, July 8 - Belfort to Porrentruy, 8 a.m., NBC
Stage 9: Monday, July 9 - Arc-et-Senans to Bescancon, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 10: Wednesday, July 11 - Macon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 11: Thursday, July 12 - Albertville to La Toussuire-Les Sybelles, 7 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 12: Friday, July 13 - Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Annonay Davezieux, 6:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 13: Saturday, July 14 - Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Le Cap d'Adge, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 14: Sunday, July 15 - Limoux to Foix, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 15: Monday, July 16 - Samatan to Pau, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 16: Wednesday, July 18 - Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon, 6:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 17: Thursday, July 19 - Bagneres-de-Luchon to Peyragudes, 7:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 18: Friday, July 20 - Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 19: Saturday, July 21 - Bonneval to Chartres, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Stage 20: Sunday, July 22 - Rambouillet to Paris Champs-Elysees, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Recap show, 1 p.m., NBC
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