Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 3 of 2016 Tour de France
Stage 3, 2016 Tour de France
Date: Monday, July 4
Start: Granville. Home of designer Christian Dior.
Finish: Angers. Used 18 times in the Tour. The last time a stage of Le Tour arrived in Angers was 2004, when Belgian Tom Boonen won the field sprint.
Distance: 223.5km (138.9mi)
Elevation Gain: 1210m (3969ft)
Weather forecast: Cloudy sky for a downwind ride towards Anjou. Pleasant temperature reaching 22 degrees. Wind between 10 and 15 km/h.
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Comment from race director, Christian Prudhomme: “There will be revenges to be taken for the beaten riders of the first days and hard work for their teams to make sure that after 220 km, the peloton makes it bunched to the finish for a well organised sprint by the City Hall. For the finishers, winning after the likes of Freddy Maertens, Jan Raas or Tom Boonen deserves quite some efforts.”