Monday July 1st, 2013

Stage 3Ajaccio / Calvi

Start 12h55 GMT 2+

«Up-down, left-right...»

Sporting stakes30.06.2013Stage 3- Ajaccio / Calvi

“You know,” said Christian Prudhomme when asked about the Corsican stages of the 100th Tour de France, “the Tour de Corse for cars – the rally – it's nicknamed the ‘Rally of 10,000 bends'. Stage two and three are 145 kilometres of right, left, up, down… right-left-up-down, left-left, right-up-down…” He relished the thought of what might come and then concluded: “I'm very curious to see what will happen.”
Indeed the magical mystery Tour continues tomorrow and if the opening stages are anything to go by, anything can happen. The fact that there is barely a stretch of road that's longer than 200 metres make it one for the good bike handlers. Some sections are on narrow roads. Some of it is along the coast. Some of it up and over hills... there's variety and it's anything but a standard stage three.
We've had a sprint. We've seen some mountains. Now the up-down, left-right rhythm of the 2013 Tour de France continues with a day for the opportunists. Who could the winner be? One of many... but Peter Sagan says he wants to leave Corsica in the yellow jersey and Peter Sagan often gets what Peter Sagan wants.

Stage 3 Ajaccio / Calvi

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These five riders have won sprint stages of the 100th Tour de France. Of these five, who do you think will win in Paris?

  • Marcel Kittel14.93%
  • Simon Gerrans1.08%
  • Mark Cavendish54.21%
  • André Greipel5.5%
  • Peter Sagan24.28%
14123 votes

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