Tour De France 2012 Stage 3 Recap: Sagan takes the stage

4 07 2012

Sagan celebrates another victory (From: http://www.letour.fr/)

The 99th Tour de France on its 3rd stage.  The 3rd stage is the first stage this year on French soil. Here are the winners of the previous stages.

Prologue: Fabian Cancellara (SUI/RADIOSHACK-NISSAN)

Stage 1: Peter Sagan (SVK/LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE)

Stage 2: Mark Cavendish (GBR/SKY PROCYCLING)

Stage 3 Recap:

Route:   Orchies / Boulogne-sur-Mer (197 km.)

Stage Honors:

  1. Peter Sagan (SVK/LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) 4:42:58
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/SKY PROCYCLING) 0:00:01 behind
  3. Peter Velits  (SVK/OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP ) 0:00:01 behind

Top 5 in Individual Classification after 3 stages (Yellow Jersey)

  1. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) 14:45:30
  2. Bradley Wiggins (GBR/SKY PROCYCLING) 00:00:07 behind
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/MEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP ) 00:00:07 behind
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM) 00:00:10 behind
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/SKY PROCYCLING) 0:00:11 behind

Green Jersey (Points Classification): Peter Sagan (SVK/LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) 116 pts

Polka Dot Jersey (Top Climber): Michael Morkov (TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK) 9 pts

White Jersey (Young Rider Classification): Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM)

Top 3 teams after Stage 3

  1. SKY PROCYCLING (GBR) 44:17:04
  2. RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (LUX) 00:00:04 behind
  3. BMC RACING TEAM (USA) 00:00:06 behind

Peter Sagan once again proved his sprinting capabilities by winning stage 3.  It was his second win after winning Stage 1.  Fabian Cancellara kept his yellow jersey for the 3rd straight day by finishing 4th.  The next stage is a 214.5 km journey from Abbeville and Rouen.