Paris-Nice continues its journey to the Côte d’Azur

Paris-Nice continues its journey to the Côte d’Azur

Stage 3 of the “Race to the Sun” travelled from Vierzon to Dun-le-Palestel, the small town in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region located not far from the famous Monts de Blond. Spread out over a distance of ten kilometers, this natural site is home to some of Europe’s oldest megaliths dating back to the Neolithic period, when the societies of the time were trying to establish their unique identity and territorial ownership.

The peloton wasn’t interested in this, but more in the hilly final part of the day, seen by many teams as the perfect platform to increase the tempo and drop the sprinters. Wearing the green jersey following the spectacular victory he had taken Monday afternoon, Fabio Jakobsen was among those to lose contact with the bunch on the challenging gradients with around 25 kilometers to go.

An uphill finish awaited in the last kilometer, and it made for a messy bunch sprint, as some riders were involved in a crash just as they were preparing to kick out. Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) took the win, while Zdenek Stybar ended the day as the best Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider and sits seventh overall ahead of Wednesday’s individual time trial.

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski / Getty Images

Race details

1 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
4:23:29
2 Bryan Coquard
Cofidis
0:00
3 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
0:00
4 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
5 Anthony Turgis
TotalEnergies
0:00
6 Biniam Girmay Hailu
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:00
7 Fred Wright
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
8 Danny van Poppel
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
9 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
10 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE Team Emirates
0:00
12 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
30 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
31 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
67 Yves Lampaert
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
116 Iljo Keisse
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
11:15
138 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
11:15
142 Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
11:22
1 Christophe Laporte
Jumbo-Visma
11:34:44
2 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
0:01
3 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
0:09
4 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
0:29
5 Bryan Coquard
Cofidis
0:33
6 Pierre Latour
TotalEnergies
0:33
7 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:38
8 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
0:39
9 Aleksandr Vlasov
BORA - hansgrohe
0:39
10 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:39
36 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:07
46 Yves Lampaert
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:21
95 Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
12:51
133 Iljo Keisse
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
25:01
143 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
27:25
1 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
32 pt
2 Christophe Laporte
Jumbo-Visma
27 pt
3 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
27 pt
4 Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
15 pt
5 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
14 pt
6 Bryan Coquard
Cofidis
12 pt
7 Pierre Latour
TotalEnergies
10 pt
8 Biniam Girmay Hailu
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
10 pt
9 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
9 pt
10 Alexis Gougeard
8 pt
25 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
26 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
27 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
1 Matthew Holmes
Lotto Soudal
12 pt
2 Alexis Gougeard
7 pt
3 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
6 pt
4 Philippe Gilbert
Lotto Soudal
4 pt
5 Aimé De Gendt
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
4 pt
6 Owain Doull
EF Education-EasyPost
4 pt
7 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
3 pt
8 Mathieu Burgaudeau
TotalEnergies
3 pt
9 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
2 pt
10 Nathan Van Hooydonck
Jumbo-Visma
2 pt
15 Iljo Keisse
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
1 Stan Dewulf
AG2R Citroën Team
11:35:23
2 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
3 Stefan Bissegger
EF Education-EasyPost
0:14
4 Luca Mozzato
0:34
5 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:28
6 Biniam Girmay Hailu
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
1:29
7 Fred Wright
Bahrain - Victorious
1:29
8 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
1:37
9 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
1:53
10 Johan Jacobs
Movistar Team
1:53
1 Jumbo-Visma 34:45:03
2 AG2R Citroën Team 1:06
3 Trek - Segafredo 1:06
4 Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 1:06
5 INEOS Grenadiers 1:32
6 TotalEnergies 1:41
7 Team DSM 1:44
8 BORA - hansgrohe 2:00
9 Cofidis 2:22
10 Bahrain - Victorious 2:35

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