Tour du Poitou Charentes
Stage 3: Montmorillon - L'Isle Jourdain - Stage Details

The penultimate day of racing presented a double stage with Leigh Howard managing 12th position on the stage three road race earlier in the day.

“There were two objectives for this morning’s road stage,” McPartland said.

“The first to try to keep the time trial guys out of trouble and give them the easiest ride possible and the second to try and get Leigh up for a good stage result.

Read the full stage 3 report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) - Bardiani CSF 2:30:43
2 Roy Jans (BEL) - Wanty - Groupe Gobert ST
3 Mark Cavendish (GBR) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team ST
4 Andrea Piechele (ITA) - Bardiani CSF ST
5 Thor Hushovd (NOR) - BMC Racing Team ST
6 Lorenzo Manzin (FRA) - Fdj.fr ST
7 Rudy Barbier (FRA) - Roubaix Lille Metropole ST
8 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (SPA) - Movistar Team ST
9 Maxime Daniel (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
10 Edward Theuns (BEL) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
12 Leigh Howard (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
43 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
54 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
68 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
72 Jens Mouris (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
107 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
115 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST