Simon Gerrans denies Peter Sagan
If you thought the stage two finish was close, it wasn’t. The gap was a full second. The gap between Simon Gerrans and Peter Sagan on stage three was way less than that – more like 10cm. Only in snail racing is 10cm a big gap and at the time of writing there was no published evidence that definitively proved the gastropodic nature of either Gerrans or Sagan.
A second second-best equals first place
Sagan may have missed out on two stage wins in a row, but he’s inhaled a few points with his runner-updom and can therefore dry his tears with the green jersey. He has 74 points to second-placed Marcel Kittel’s 57. Mark Cavendish is on 25.
An Aussie. He’s previously won stages in each of the Grand Tours as well as Milan-San Remo last year. He rides for Orica-GreenEdge, so the team’s relationship with the finishing gantry is clearly picking up.
Still on the back of Jan Bakelants. Still by one second. There are about 70 riders in second place. I won’t list them.
Is a team time trial along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. There’s no point linking to the profile because it’s as flat as an ironed pancake.