Tour de France
Stage 3 - Anvers to Huy - Stage Details

Criterium du Dauphine best young rider, Simon Yates has dug deep for a brave eighth place on stage three of the Tour de France on what was otherwise a rough day for ORICA-GreenEDGE.

The team was the hardest hit in a horrific crash with 58km to go.  Five riders went down, including Simon Gerrans who was sadly forced to abandon immediately with a suspected fractured wrist.

Also hit with injuries, but able to return to their bikes was Simon Yates, Michael MatthewsDaryl Impey and Michael Albasini.

In the final, Simon Yates and brother Adam Yates arrived at the foot of the final climb of Mur de Huy in a much depleted front bunch.

As Sky pushed the pace up the climb, many dropped from the back. Meanwhile, Simon fought forward to finish eighth, 11seconds behind stage winner Joaquim Rodriguez (Team Katusha). Christopher Froome (Team Sky) finished second to move into the yellow jersey.

“It was a very impressive ride from Simon, especially considering he was pretty banged up,” sport director Matt White said. “I don’t know how he did it, but to go head to head with those guys it’s a very good sign.“

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Joaquim Rodriguez (SPA) - Team Katusha 3:26:54
2 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky ST
3 Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:04
4 Daniel Martin (IRL) - Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:05
5 Tony Gallopin (FRA) - Lotto Soudal 0:00:08
6 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:11
7 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:11
8 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:11
9 Nairo Quintana (COL) - Movistar Team 0:00:11
10 Bauke Mollema (NED) - Trek Factory Racing 0:00:11
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
8 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:11
32 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:00
105 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:13
110 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:25
125 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:10:45
180 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:11:09
183 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:11:28
194 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:38