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The yellow jersey will only last 24 hours on the shoulders of a Frenchman. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) cracked slightly in the final slope of Menez-Hiez, in Mûr-de-Bretagne and let Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) fly for his first victory on the Tour.
The Dutchman took the opportunity to steal the yellow jersey from him with an eight-second lead in the general classification, and pay tribute to his illustrious grandfather, Raymond Poulidor, he who had never been able to put on the prestigious tunic despite three completed events. in second place.
After two first days cut out for punchers, this third stage should be settled in a sprint, unless breakaways decide to play the spoilsport. Who of Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) or Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) will be the strongest on the pedals at Pontivy? Unless Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-Quick Step) comes close to Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 stage wins?
Welcome to this live from the third stage of the Grande Boucle! Please do not hesitate to ask us your questions, suggestions or other remarks. We will try to answer as many people as possible. Long live the Tour (on Antenne 2)!