La Route de France
Stage 3: Anet - Mamers - Stage Details

Emma Johansson powered to second on the Route de France stage three uphill sprint. Although Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda) made it three for three, taking out the third consecutive road stage of the French tour, with no bonus seconds at intermediate sprints or the finish line, Johansson remains in the orange leader’s jersey at the mid-point of the eight day tour.

"I thought the final circuit was going to be flat with a lot of corners today. Surprise! – it turned out to be a lot of corners and a lot of steep, little hills. I thought it was going to be a good final for Mel [Hoskins] initially, but when I saw it, I thought it could be a good final for me instead. I gave it a real go to try to bring the stage win home today, but Bronzini was too fast.” - Emma Johansson

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) - Wiggle Honda 3:22:17
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
3 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team ST
4 Pauline Prevot Ferrand (Fra) - Rabo Women Cycling Team ST
5 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) - Vienne Futuroscope ST
6 Alena Amialiusik (BLR) - BePink ST
7 Amy Pieters (Ned) - Team Argos - Shimano ST
8 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) - Rabo Women Cycling Team ST
9 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) - MCipollini Giordana ST
10 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) - MCipollini Giordana ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
13 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
43 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:13
45 Annette Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
61 Sungeun Gu (Kor) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:09
62 Gracie Elvin (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:14