TOUR’21 Stage 3: Crash Bang (Again)… Merlier!

Guides

Stage Report: Another day of crashes, from the start to the finish riders were hitting the tarmac. Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) was the main loser of the GC men, but he wasn’t the only one. In the sprint The yellow jersey of Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) led-out Tim Marlier for the stage win. The Dutchman held his overall lead.

*** The full ‘PEZ Stage Report’ very soon. ***

tdf21st3
Tour stage win for Tim Merlier

– The final kilometre of Stage 3 and read our full report and pics below:-

Tim Merlier won a chaotic third stage of the 2021 Tour de France. The Alpecin-Fenix sprinter was the fastest from a thinned-out peloton in the streets of Pontivy after almost 183 kilometres. The yellow jersey remains in the hands of teammate Mathieu van der Poel, who survived the crazy final. Top favourite Primož Roglič lost valuable time due to a late crash.

tour21st3
Stage 3 profile

Tour boss, Christian Prudhomme describes stage 2: “Warren Barguil, best climber of the 2017 Tour should have all eyes on him as he takes off from his birth area. But he shouldn’t be in the spotlights at the finish: by the Château des Rohan, the sprinters certainly won’t want to miss out on this first opportunity they have to express themselves on this edition.”

tdf21st3
Van der Poel looking good in yellow

tdf21st3
Mathieu van der Poel and girlfriend Roxanne Bertels at the start of stage 3 in Lorient

tdf21st3
Everything yellow – Mathieu’s new bike

tdf21st3
Nice!

tdf21st3
Esteban Chaves (BikeExchange) has his banana and is ready for stage 3 from Lorient to Pontivy

tdf21st3
Ide Schelling (BORA-hansgrohe) looking for KOM points

tdf21st3
More bandages for Tony Martin

tdf21st3
The break was not allowed too much time

tdf21st3
The peloton wasn’t at full speed, but not hanging around either

tdf21st3
Schelling didn’t stay in the break

tdf21st3
Mark Cavendish was very active during the stage

tdf21st3
Rain showers on most of the course

tdf21st3
Sprint chaos as Sagan and Ewan hit the deck

tdf21st3
Tim Marlier – The fastest sprinter in the Tour?

tdfe21st3
Another stage win for Alpecin-Fenix

sagan
Damage to Peter Sagan – Caleb Ewan was much worse

tdf21st3
Mathieu, more than happy

Tour de France Stage 3 Result:
1. Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix in 4:01:28
2. Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
3. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Arkea-Samsic
4. Davide Ballerini (Ita) Deceuninck – Quick-Step
5. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
6. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick-Step
7. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix
8. Cees Bol (Ned) DSM
9. Anthony Turgis (Fra) TotalEnergies
10. Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Qhubeka-NextHash.

Tour de France Overall After Stage 3:
1. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix in 12:58:53
2. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick-Step at 0:08
3. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:31
4. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma
5. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:38
6. Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates at 0:39
7. Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar at 0:40
8. Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkea-Samsic
9. Pierre Latour (Fra) TotalEnergies at 0:45
10. Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo at 0:52.

Like PEZ? Why not subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive updates and reminders on what’s cool in road cycling?

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

The Kitsbow Essplanade is a classic cycling shirt that lives for summer
Return of the Mongoose Hooligan – A 90s Classic BMX returns as a 29er
Review: Ride Concepts Tallac Clip mountain bike shoe rocks in Nepal
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Namib Desert, Southern Africa
Giro d’Italia: Spain’s Juan Pedro Lopez is new Giro race leader as Lennard Kamna wins stage four

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.