Poitou Charentes
Stage 3: Pleumartin - La Roche Posay - Stage Details


Leigh Howard sprinted to eighth on the morning stage of the Tour du Poitou Charentes double day. With Aidis Kruopis in the race lead, ORICA-GreenEDGE demonstrated a calm control from kilometer zero on the short, fast stage between Pleumartin and La Roche Posay.

“They worked hard and controlled from start to finish," said Durbridge. "The team allowed me to conserve in the bunch, and they looked after me to make sure I was safe. I’m targeting the time trial this afternoon, and it’s important that I saved my legs as much as I could.”


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) - Radioshack-Nissan 2:14:37
2 Denis Flahaut (Fra) - Roubaix Lille Metropole ST
3 Maxime Le Montagner (Fra) - Veranda Rideau - Super U ST
4 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) - Auber 93 ST
5 Manuel Belletti (Ita) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
6 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) - FDJ-Big Mat ST
7 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) - Team Europcar ST
8 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
9 Alexander Serebryakov (Rus) - Team Type 1 - Sanofi ST
10 Robin Stenuit (Bel) - Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
8 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
18 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
122 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
124 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
138 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
145 Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
147 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
148 Luke Durbridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST