101 km: Pauline Allin 20 seconds behind the peloton
Already on the attack in the 1st stage, Pauline Allin (Arkéa), tries to distance herself from the peloton. Alone in front, she has a lead of about twenty seconds.
104 km: Fortin caught by the peloton
Amandine Fouquenet (Arkéa) and Valentine Fortin (Cofidis) are successively caught by the peloton. So far, no break has managed to take shape.
107 km: Fortin in the lead, Fouquenet in pursuit
Two French women liven up the stage. Valentine Fortin (Cofidis) started alone at the front. Amandine Fouquenet (Arkéa) in turn leaves the peloton to make the effort and try to make the connection.
13:49: Maeva Squiban surrenders
In Monday’s hard fall, Maeva Squiban, 2017 French Junior Champion and 2020 European Youth Time Trial Vice-Champion, quits the Tour. She is the 9th rider to leave the Tour, the first French rider.
Squiban leaves in the 3rd stage, finds the list of 135 registered
The women’s Tour de France runs its first edition from the start in Paris on July 24th to a final stage at the top of the Super Planche des Belles Filles on July 31st. Find the list of the 135 runners who are still in the race from the 24 registered teams.
108 km: Gerritse and Chabbey ten seconds behind the peloton
In the continuation of their effort on the coast of Trépail, the two drivers hold the lead and have a ten-second advantage over the peloton, which has so far controlled the breakaways.
109 km: Femke Gerritse in the lead at the top of the Trépail coast
The Dutch woman takes two additional points in the mountain classification and practically endorses the polka dot jersey, which her compatriot and colleague Femke Markus (Parkhotel Valkenburg) wore this Tuesday. Lise Chabbey (Canyon//Sram Racing) scores a point.
114 km: The leading duo resumed immediately
Once again, the peloton did not let go of the two leading riders as the foot of the Trépail hill (category 4) approached.
115 km: Elle nvan Dijk tries her turn
The European champion is quickly joined by a Movistar competitor.
1.34 pm: Six runners and five jerseys for the Trek-Segafredo
Trek-Segafredo is a team of champions… so much so that four of the six registered riders wear a distinctive jersey. The Italian Elisa Balsamo wears the jersey of world champion, the Dutch Ellen Van Dijk that of European champion, her compatriot Shirin van Anrooij the best young rider of the UCI World Tour, and Audrey Cordon-Ragot the champion of France Result, there are only two to wear the colors of the team.
118 km: There is still no validated escape
The five pilots – including Marianne Vos – who tried to escape are in turn swallowed up by the peloton.
120 km: Marianne Vos on the run
It is rare enough to underline it, the Yellow Jersey is on the run, along with four other riders. The peloton is fractured, with many competitors already left behind.
125 km: Another failed escape attempt
Starting two ahead, Thalita De Jong (Liv Racing Xstra) and Martina Alzini (Cofidis) didn’t have time to cover a kilometer before being caught by the peloton.
130 km: Five runners try to leave, immediately caught by the peloton
A driver from the St-Michel Auber 93 team tries to escape alone before being joined by four competitors. Finally they are recovered by the platoon without having been able to create the vacuum.
13:00: Let’s go to the 3rd stage!
133.6 kilometers await the runners this Tuesday. First difficulty listed from kilometer 21, with the Côte de Trépail (category 4). Six riders dropped out of the Tour during or after the 2nd stage, marked by numerous crashes. There are therefore 136 at the start this Tuesday.
The six riders who gave up after the 2nd stage
- Marta Cavalli (FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope)
- Ursa Pintar (UAE), out of time
- Amanda Spratt (BikeExchange)
- Laure Süsselmch (Plantur-Pura)
- Gaia Masetti (AG Insurance-NXTG)
- Ally Wollaston (AG Insurance-NXTG)
12.50 pm: The fictitious start is given
The runners will parade for 7.4 kilometers before the actual start, scheduled for 1 p.m.
12:35: The first sweep of Marianne Vos
Olympic road and track champion, multiple world road, track and cyclo-cross champion, Marianne Vos won, this Monday in Provins, the 241e success of his career at the end of a stage marked by falls. With the yellow shirt as a bonus.
12.15 p.m.: Falls in ruins: in the peloton, “it’s do or die”
The second stage of the Tour de France on Monday between Meaux and Provins was marked by many falls. “I’ve never seen it. There’s no respect. It’s do or die”, revolted Audrey Cordon-Ragot. “There’s no respect for the teams, we try to shoot together but there’s always someone who arrives where there’s no place, plague the French champion. I have never seen so many accidents since the beginning of the season. »
12 pm: Profile, timetables… what you need to know about the 3rd stage between Reims and Épernay
More bumpy than the first two meetings, the day’s stage, 133.6 kilometers long, foresees four difficulties. Three of category 4 – the coast of Trépail, the coast of Vertus and the coast of Mesnil-sur-Orger – and one of category 3, the coast of Mutigny.
Before the last of these difficulties, the sprinters may have the opportunity to express themselves during a first visit to Épernay, where an intermediate sprint is planned at kilometer 112. Then, after the climb in question, also they will have bonus seconds at the top of Mont Bernon, less than 10 kilometers from the finish line.
Fictitious start 12.50 a.m. Reims (start of the launch at 1 p.m.)
Expected arrival in Épernay between 16:15 and 16:37 (calculated average between 37 km/h and 41 km/h)
11:55 am: Welcome to this book dedicated to the 3rd stage of the Women’s Tour de France!