Circuit Franco-Belge
Stage 3: Péruwelz - Ichtegem - Stage Details

Stage three was controlled from start to finish by teams witn an interest in the inevitable bunch kick. An early break was kept at a reasonable distance and caught in the final hour of racing. Marcel Kittel (ARG) took his second stage win of the four day stage race. Aidis Kruopis narrowly missed the podium, sprinting to fourth place.

"Our plan was to come to the front of the peloton in the last ten kilometers, and to be fully on the front in the final five kilometers. It was important that we put Aidis Kruopis in the perfect position in the last corner. The team did their jobs well, and Aidis was in a good spot in the last corner." - Laurenzo Lapage

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) - Argos - Shimano 4:09:35
2 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) - FDJ-Big Mat ST
3 Andrea Guardini (Ita) - Farnese Vini - Selle Italia ST
4 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
5 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) - Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team ST
6 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) - RadioShack-Nissan ST
7 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) - Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's ST
8 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) - Lotto Belisol Team ST
9 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) - Team Europcar ST
10 Andrew Fenn (GBr) - Omega Pharma - QuickStep ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
58 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
113 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
142 Jens Mouris (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:30
145 Mitchell Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:08
146 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:26
148 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST