Tour de France 2013 Stage 3 Results: Winner, Leaderboard and Highlights

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Tour de France 2013 Stage 3 Results: Winner, Leaderboard and Highlights
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In a sprint to the line and a photo finish, Simon Gerrans just held off Peter Sagan to win the third stage at the Tour de France in Corsica. 

Here are the two racing to the finish, via NBC Sports Network:

Jan Bakelants kept hold of his yellow jersey, however, as he finished in the group just behind the two leaders and finished with the same time of three hours, 41 minutes and 24 seconds.

Sagan held on to the green jersey after accumulating six points on the day, bringing his total up to 74 for the Tour. Sebastien Minard won the most points on the stage, taking 20. 

Pierre Rolland took sole position atop the overall climbing rankings with 10 points, earning a crucial five points on the Col de Marsolino, while Simon Clarke earned five points on the three other climbs in this stage. 

Pierre Rolland, Sylvain Cahavanel, Lars Nordhaug and Mikel Nieve tried to pull away from the peloton after the final climb of the race, but with about three kilometers to go, they were caught by about 85 other riders comprising the main group.  

That would set up the eventual sprint to the end between Gerrans and Sagan, and it initially seemed like Sagan had won, only to be just overtaken by Gerrans

(Image via A.S.O.)

On another beautiful day, on one of the more gorgeous stages you'll see, there was little drama affecting the race save the occasional spill from a rider and several participants dropping out. 

In general, this was a pretty measured race by the top competitors, who generally stayed with the main group and eventually caught up to the sprint packs that sped ahead throughout the race. 

The Tour now heads to Nice for a team time trial on Tuesday. 

 

Stage 3 Results (via LeTour.com)

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RANK RIDER RIDER NO. TEAM TIMES GAP
1. GERRANS Simon 181 ORICA GREENEDGE 03h 41' 24''  
2. SAGAN Peter 11 CANNONDALE 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
3. ROJAS José Joaquin 129 MOVISTAR TEAM 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
4. KWIATKOWSKI Michal 153 OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
5. GILBERT Philippe 34 BMC RACING TEAM 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
6. FLECHA GIANNONI Juan Antonio 204 VACANSOLEIL-DCM 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
7. GAVAZZI Francesco 65 ASTANA PRO TEAM 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
8. BOUET Maxime 83 AG2R LA MONDIALE 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
9. SIMON Julien 218 SOJASUN 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
10. IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka 113 EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
11. BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 2 SKY PROCYCLING 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
12. BARDET Romain 82 AG2R LA MONDIALE 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
13. EVANS Cadel 31 BMC RACING TEAM 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
14. LAGUTIN Sergey 206 VACANSOLEIL-DCM 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
15. FAVILLI Elia 144 LAMPRE - MERIDA 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
16. MORI Manuele 147 LAMPRE - MERIDA 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
17. GESCHKE Simon 196 TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
18. MALACARNE Davide 56 TEAM EUROPCAR 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
19. BAKELANTS Jan 42 RADIOSHACK LEOPARD 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''
20. VELITS Peter 159 OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 03h 41' 24'' + 00' 00''

(Note: 69 other riders tied with a time of 3:41:24.)

 

Overall Results (via LeTour.com)

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RANK RIDER RIDER NO. TEAM TIMES GAP
1. BAKELANTS Jan 42 RADIOSHACK LEOPARD 12h 21' 27''  
2. SIMON Julien 218 SOJASUN 12h 21' 28'' + 00' 01''
3. GERRANS Simon 181 ORICA GREENEDGE 12h 21' 28'' + 00' 01''
4. KWIATKOWSKI Michal 153 OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 12h 21' 28'' + 00' 01''
5. BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 2 SKY PROCYCLING 12h 21' 28'' + 00' 01''
6. IMPEY Daryl 185 ORICA GREENEDGE 12h 21' 28'' + 00' 01''
7. MILLAR David 176 GARMIN - SHARP 12h 21' 28'' + 00' 01''
8. LAGUTIN Sergey 206 VACANSOLEIL-DCM 12h 21' 28'' + 00' 01''
9. EVANS Cadel 31 BMC RACING TEAM 12h 21' 28'' + 00' 01''
10. BARDET Romain 82 AG2R LA MONDIALE 12h 21' 28'' + 00' 01''

(Note: 62 other riders tied in second place.)

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