Tour de France LIVE: Stage 3 latest updates today on 182km route to Sonderborg

<p>Wout van Aert riding alongisde his Jumbo-Visma teammates</p>

Wout van Aert riding alongisde his Jumbo-Visma teammates

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Stage 3 of the 2022 Tour de France concludes this opening three-day jaunt in Denmark with a 182km route down the east coast of the mainland, finishing in the town of Sonderborg, a small town which straddles the Strait of Alssund. The old town is on the island of Als and the peloton must cross King Christian X’s Bridge before sweeping round the southern and eastern edges of the town, which will bring them to a sharp left bend before a sprint finish line into the heart of Sonderborg.

Dutch sprinter Fabio Jakobsen triumphed on stage 2 and he will be hunting for another win amid a Tour de France with very few opportunities ahead for the fast men. That means his sprint rivals will be equally determined to get their hands on a stage, with riders like Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) and Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) aiming to challenge Jakobsen at the finish. Wout van Aert will look to hold on to the yellow jersey before tomorrow’s rest day as the Tour switches to northern France.

Follow the latest updates from stage 3 of the 2022 Tour de France below.


Tour de France stage 3

Some of the best images from the day so far, as we approach the business end of the stage:

Wout van Aert wears overall yellow today

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Wout van Aert, Magnus Cort Nielsen and Tadej Pogacar lead off stage 3

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Magnus Cort Nielsen leading the early kilometres


EF Education-Easypost team’s Danish rider Magnus Cort Nielsen

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Wout van Aert riding alongisde his Jumbo-Visma teammates

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Lawrence Ostlere3 July 2022 14:53


Intermediate sprint, top five

  1. Magnus Cort Nielsen (EFE), 20 points
  2. Wout van Aert (TJV), 17
  3. Fabio Jakobsen (QST), 15
  4. Christophe Laporte (TJV), 13
  5. Peter Sagan (TEN), 11

Lawrence Ostlere3 July 2022 14:45


Tour de France stage 3

Magnus Cort’s solo lead is down to around one minute, and it looks like he will soon be swept up by the bunch as the sprinters’ teams start to jostle for superiority at the front.

Lawrence Ostlere3 July 2022 14:40


Overall standings (top 10 after 2 of 21 stages)

1. Wout van Aert, Belgium, Jumbo-Visma, 4:49:50.

2. Yves Lampaert, Belgium, QuickStep-AlphaVinyl, 1 second behind.

3. Tadej Pogacar, Slovenia, UAE Team Emirates, 08.

4. Filippo Ganna, Italy, Ineos Grenadiers, 11.

5. Mads Pedersen, Denmark, Trek-Segafredo, 12.

6. Mathieu van der Poel, Netherlands, Alpecin-Deceuninck, 14.

7. Jonas Vingegaard, Denmark, Jumbo-Visma, 16.

8. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, Jumbo-Visma, 17.

9. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, Trek-Segafredo, 18.

10. Dylan Teuns, Belgium, Bahrain Victorious, 21.

Lawrence Ostlere3 July 2022 14:37


Tour de France stage 3

The sprinters are shuffling towards the front as this intermediate sprint approaches – Fabio Jakobsen in the green jersey and Wout van Aert in the yellow are both up there with Caleb Ewan and Peter Sagan battling too. They surge to the line and Van Aert takes it to increase his lead in the sprinters’ standings (Jakobsen is only wearing green today because Van Aert is already in yellow).

Lawrence Ostlere3 July 2022 14:32


Tour de France stage 3

92km to go: Another look at today’s profile – Cort is approaching the intermedate sprint and the peloton is now only 2 min 40 sec behind, with UAE Emirates near the front on the bunch.


Lawrence Ostlere3 July 2022 14:27


Tour de France stage 3

97 km to go: Magnus Cort reaches the top of the second climb of the day four minutes ahead of the peloton and that’s another King of the Mountains point in the bank. Next on the horizon is the intermediate sprint – Cort will get there first but then the sprinters will be eager to pick up the remaining scraps of green jersey points.

Lawrence Ostlere3 July 2022 14:21


Tour de France stage 3

Chris Froome suffered a minor crash yesterday towards the end of the stage, and managed to avoid major injury:

“I think it’s always to be expected, the first few road stages of the Tour are always going to be stressful,” he said before the start of stage 3. “I took a little tumble towards the final of yesterday, the crash with 2km to go, but that one I came off pretty lucky, all things considered.

“Not the best night, but it could have been much worse. It could have been like last year, where I was in a lot of pain. This time it was just a few grazes, and that was it. So I consider myself lucky.”

Israel-Premier Tech team’s British rider Chris Froome cycles during the 2nd stage

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Lawrence Ostlere3 July 2022 14:16


Tour de France stage 3

A nice little Twitter thread here on three of the favourites for the stage victory. Wout van Aert’s skills profile is just ridiculous:

Lawrence Ostlere3 July 2022 14:10


Tour de France stage 3

110km to go: Magnus Cort remains around three and a half minutes out in front on his own and it looks like he might get to pinch another point at the second categorised climb of the day.

Lawrence Ostlere3 July 2022 14:01


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