Tour de France

Rodriguez wins TDF Stage 3

2015-07-06 17:58
(Peter Dejong, AP)
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This postman wasn't a happy camper about all the road closures following the start of the 2015 Tour de France.

Huy - Joaquim Rodriguez won the third stage of the Tour de France on Monday as Chris Froome took the leader's yellow jersey and struck another blow to his overall rivals.

Froome, the 2013 champion, took second on the crash-marred third stage over 159.5km from Antwerp to the infamous Mur (wall) de Huy in Belgium that saw four riders abandon.

Twenty riders were involved in the spectacular crash 100km into the stage that took down Fabian Cancellara, who was the overall race leader at the time.

He was not among the four to abandon but, visibly hurt, he struggled to keep up and was definitively dropped with 20km left, giving up several minutes by the finish.

Froome took over the yellow jersey by just one second from Tony Martin who, for the third day running, saw the overall lead hovering agonisingly just out of reach.

And for the second day running it was bonus seconds on the finish line that denied him.

Having finished second on the opening stage timetrial he lost the yellow jersey by 3sec to Cancellara on Sunday after the latter picked up four bonus seconds for finishing third.

Froome's second place gave him six extra seconds and that put him into yellow.

Frenchman Alexis Vuillermoz took a surprise third on the stage ahead of Ireland's Dan Martin with Tony Gallopin next over the line.

Froome gained 11 seconds on his overall rivals, defending champion Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana, while Alberto Contador lost 18 seconds.

Froome is now 36 seconds ahead of Contador with Nibali at 1min 39sec and Quintana at almost two minutes.

Tejay Van Garderen is third overall at 13 seconds ahead of Frenchman Gallopin and Belgium's Greg Van Avermaet.

Result of the third stage of the Tour de France, a 159.5km ride from Antwerp to Mur de Huy.

1. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 3h26min 54sec
2. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) same time.
3. Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA/ALM) at 4sec
4. Daniel Martin (IRL/CAN) 5
5. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LOT) 8
6. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 11
7. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 11
8. Simon Yates (GBR/ORI) 11
9. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 11
10. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 11
11. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 11
12. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 18
13. Julian Arredondo (COL/TRE) 19
14. Robert Gesink (NED/LNL) 22
15. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 22
16. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 24
17. Warren Barguil (FRA/GIA) 24
18. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 28
19. Rigoberto Uran (COL/ETI) 34
20. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 36
21. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 36
22. Louis Meintjies (RSA/MTN) 36
23. Bryan Naulleau (FRA/EUC) 36
24. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN/CAN) 40
25. Andrew Talansky (USA/CAN) 40
26. Tony Martin (GER/ETI) 40
27. Peter Sagan (SVK/TIN) 40
28. Eduardo Sepulveda (ARG/BSE) 45
29. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 45
30. Merhawi Kudus (ERI/MTN) 45
31. Zdenek Stybar (CZE/ETI) 52
32. Adam Yates (GBR/ORI) 1:00
33. Giampaolo Caruso (ITA/KAT) 1:05
34. Jan Bakelants (BEL/ALM) 1:08
35. Samuel Sanchez (ESP/BMC) 1:10
36. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 1:10
37. Luis Angel Mate (ESP/COF) 1:10.
38. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 1:13.
39. Tiago Machado (POR/KAT) 1:13.
40. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 1:15.
41. Paul Voss (GER/BOA) 1:20.
42. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 1:22.
43. Bob Jungels (LUX/TRE) 1:25.
44. Leopold Konig (CZE/SKY) 1:25.
45. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 1:25.
46. Paul Martens (GER/LNL) 1:25.
47. Alberto Losada (ESP/KAT) 1:25.
48. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/TIN) 1:25.
49. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/ETI) 1:25.
50. Dominik Nerz (GER/BOA) 1:25.
51. Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/MTN) 1:29.
52. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 1:33.
53. Gorka Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 1:33.
54. Georg Preidler (AUT/GIA) 1:39.
55. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 1:39.
56. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 1:52.
57. Emanuel Buchmann (GER/BOA) 1:59.
58. Wilco Kelderman (NED/LNL) 1:59.
59. Mickal Cherel (FRA/ALM) 1:59.
60. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/LNL) 1:59.
61. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/BOA) 1:59.
62. Romain Sicard (FRA/EUC) 1:59.
63. Mathias Frank (SUI/IAM) 1:59.
64. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 1:59.
65. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 2:08.
66. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/MTN) 2:08.
67. Steve Morabito (SUI/FDJ) 2:08.
68. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 2:08.
69. Marcel Wyss (SUI/IAM) 2:17.
70. Jarlinson Pantano (COL/IAM) 2:29.
71. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 2:29.
72. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 2:29.
73. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 2:29.
74. Simon Geschke (GER/GIA) 2:53.
75. Pierrick Fedrigo (FRA/BSE) 3:03.
76. Tim Wellens (BEL/LOT) 3:24.
77. Jan Barta (CZE/BOA) 3:58.
78. Stef Clement (NED/IAM) 3:58.
79. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 3:58.
80. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 3:58.
81. Stephen Cummings (GBR/MTN) 3:58.
82. Serge Pauwels (BEL/MTN) 3:58.
83. Ivan Basso (ITA/TIN) 3:58.
84. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 3:58.
85. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 3:58.
86. Jose Herrada (ESP/MOV) 3:58.
87. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 3:58.
88. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LOT) 3:58.
89. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 3:58.
90. Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI/MTN) 3:58.
91. Reto Hollenstein (SUI/IAM) 3:58.
92. Bram Tankink (NED/LNL) 4:14.
93. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 4:14.
94. Jose Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 4:16.
95. Jerome Coppel (FRA/IAM) 4:16.
96. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 4:16.
97. Angelo Tulik (FRA/EUC) 4:24.
98. Julien Vermote (BEL/ETI) 4:33.
99. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/MTN) 4:33.
100. Nathan Haas (AUS/CAN) 4:36.
101. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 5:17.
102. Ruben Plaza (ESP/LAM) 6:13.
103. Nicolas Roche (IRL/SKY) 6:13.
104. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 6:13.
105. Pieter Weening (NED/ORI) 6:13.
106. Matteo Bono (ITA/LAM) 6:13.
107. Nelson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 6:13.
108. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/CAN) 6:13.
109. Michal Golas (POL/ETI) 6:13.
110. Michael Albasini (SUI/ORI) 6:25.
111. Rafael Valls (ESP/LAM) 6:35.
112. Michael Schar (SUI/BMC) 6:49.
113. Danilo Wyss (SUI/BMC) 6:49.
114. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) 6:49.
115. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 6:49.
116. Winner Anacona (COL/MOV) 7:17.
117. Laurent Didier (LUX/TRE) 7:17.
118. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 8:01.
119. Peter Kennaugh (GBR/SKY) 8:11.
120. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 8:14.
121. Rein Taaramae (EST/AST) 8:26.
122. Rohan Dennis (AUS/BMC) 9:40.
123. Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP/MOV) 10:15.
124. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 10:38.
125. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 10:45.
126. Tylan van Baarle (NED/CAN) 10:45.
127. Thomas De Gendt (BEL/LOT) 10:45.
128. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 10:45.
129. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 10:45.
130. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 10:45.
131. Fredric Brun (FRA/BSE) 10:45.
132. Wout Poels (NED/SKY) 10:45.
133. Alexandre Geniez (FRA/FDJ) 10:45.
134. Lars Boom (NED/AST) 10:48.
135. Benot Vaugrenard (FRA/FDJ) 10:54.
136. Ramon Sinkeldam (NED/GIA) 10:54.
137. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LOT) 10:54.
138. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 10:54.
139. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 10:54.
140. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 10:54.
141. Matthias Brandle (AUT/IAM) 10:54.
142. Bryan Naulleau (FRA/EUC) 10:54.
143. Geoffrey Soupe (FRA/COF) 10:54.
144. Adam Hansen (AUS/LOT) 10:54.
145. Jos van Emden (NED/LNL) 10:54.
146. Andre Greipel (GER/LOT) 10:54.
147. Sebastien Chavanel (FRA/FDJ) 10:54.
148. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/LNL) 10:54.
149. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 10:54.
150. Arnaud Demare (FRA/FDJ) 10:54.
151. Stijn Devolder (BEL/TRE) 10:54.
152. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 10:54.
153. Matteo Trentin (ITA/ETI) 10:54.
154. Adriano Malori (ITA/MOV) 10:54.
155. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 10:54.
156. Damien Gaudin (FRA/ALM) 11:02.
157. Florian Snchal (FRA/COF) 11:02.
158. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 11:02.
159. Pierre-Luc Perichon (FRA/BSE) 11:02.
160. Jack Bauer (NZL/CAN) 11:02.
161. Jens Debusschere (BEL/LOT) 11:02.
162. Jos Mendes (POR/BOA) 11:02.
163. Tyler Farrar (USA/MTN) 11:02.
164. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 11:09.
165. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 11:09.
166. Michael Andersen (DEN/TIN) 11:09.
167. Christophe Laporte (FRA/COF) 11:09.
168. Mark Renshaw (AUS/ETI) 11:09.
169. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/BOA) 11:09.
170. Mark Cavendish (GBR/ETI) 11:09.
171. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA/KAT) 11:09.
172. Nacer Bouhanni (FRA/COF) 11:09.
173. Manuel Quinziato (ITA/BMC) 11:09.
174. Alex Dowsett (GBR/MOV) 11:09.
175. Andreas Schillinger (GER/BOA) 11:09.
176. Kenneth Vanbilsen (BEL/COF) 11:09.
177. Ian Stannard (GBR/SKY) 11:09.
178. Tom Leezer (NED/LNL) 11:09.
179. Sebastian Langeveld (NED/CAN) 11:09.
180. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 11:09.
181. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/ALM) 11:24.
182. Luke Rowe (GBR/SKY) 11:26.
183. Daryl Impey (RSA/ORI) 11:28.
184. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 11:28.
185. Filippo Pozzato (ITA/LAM) 11:36.
186. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 11:36.
187. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 11:43.
188. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/TRE) 11:43.
189. Sam Bennett (IRL/BOA) 11:45.
190. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 11:47.
191. Marco Haller (AUT/KAT) 11:47.
192. Laurens ten Dam (NED/LNL) 13:38.
193. Greg Henderson (NZL/LOT) 14:13.
194. Michael Matthews (AUS/ORI) 21:38.

. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) Retired
. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) Retired
. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) Retired
. Dmitriy Kozontchuk (RUS/KAT) Retired

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