Tour du Poitou Charentes
Stage 3: Charroux - Civray - Stage Details

Nacer Bouhanni made it three straight wins. The race leader beat out Matteo Pelucchi (IAM) and Davide Appollonio (Ag2r La Mondiale) in the dash for the line. Luke Durbridge and Michael Hepburn finished on bunch time, avoiding any time lost ahead of the afternoon time trial. 

"The morning road stage was short and straightforward. One guy went away. We worked with a few other teams to control the break and keep everything together for a sprint. Like the first two road stages, it was pretty dangerous in the end. It was an easy start that cranked up to a hectic final.The boys did a great job keeping me and Heppy [Michael Hepburn] out of trouble. They put us in a good position with 3km left to race, and they let us take it from there." - Luke Durbridge

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) - FDJ.fr 2:33:41
2 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) - IAM Cycling ST
3 Davide Appollonio (Ita) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
4 Kevin Reza (Fra) - Europcar ST
5 Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) - Etixx-Ihned ST
6 Florian Senechal (Fra) - Etixx-Ihned ST
7 Omar Bertazzo (Ita) - Androni-Venezuela ST
8 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) - Crelan-Euphony ST
9 Enrique Sanz (Esp) - Movistar ST
10 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) - Bretagne-Séché Environnement ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
15 Luke Durbridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
31 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
35 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jap) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
125 Jens Mouris (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:01
134 Michael Albasini (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:31
135 Brett Lancaster (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST